article According to the US Forest Service, timber processing is “legal” under federal law.
“There is a rule of federal law that says a timber processing head can be treated as a ‘legally recognized wild timber plant,'” the USFS says.
“For example, in the state of Oregon, timber is considered wild timber when it reaches the end of its lifespan.”
There are other legal protections in place.
The Forest Service has set up a legal task force that will review the legal status of timber processing in the West.
The task force will look at whether timber processing has a “legal basis in the federal forests,” according to the National Forests Conservation Association.
It will also look at “the public policy implications of the use of timber in the environment.”
For instance, the Forest Service says that if a timber-processing plant is in compliance with federal forest policy and regulations, the plant can be legally considered a timber processor.
The group also says that it will consider whether the timber-product processing plant meets “the criteria for a timber product processing permit,” a term that can be applied to products that are processed and processed into timber products.
There are a variety of factors that go into determining whether a timber plant is considered a “wild timber plant.”
For one thing, the timber processing plant must be a part of a federally-managed forest, and it must be operated in compliance.
The USFS also says it will evaluate whether a company has met the requirements of the federal Timber Products Management Act (TPMAA).
TPMAA was enacted in 1998, and provides for the approval of permits for timber products that require processing.
According to TPMA, a “forester may apply for a permit to handle timber that has been logged, cut, or cut by the timber harvesting process, as long as the timber is harvested from a forest that is managed in accordance with the requirements and regulations of the TPMIA.”
In a 2014 decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that the TPA “does not apply to timber that was not harvested and processed as a timber crop or from timber that had not been harvested or processed as timber.”
For example, according to a 2009 opinion by Judge Paul C. Garza, “The statute does not apply if the timber was harvested and cut as a forest product.”
Garza also noted that a timber mill may not harvest timber as a “forest product” even if it has a TPMAB permit.
A spokesperson for the US Department of Agriculture’s Office of Timber Products, which oversees the timber industry, said in a statement that “all timber processing plants have been approved by the TSPA and TPMRA to process timber products.”
The US Forestry Service also has a policy statement that it maintains that “a timber processing facility must comply with all federal, state and local regulations, as well as the requirements for a TSPAM permit.”