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Lolo National Forest    Building 24
United States           Forest  (406)329-3750   Fort Missoula
Department of           Service                 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