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Technical Updates


Monday, 30 November 2009
Plantations management standard comment period open until December 9

The draft standard for plantation management, Principle 10, of the FSC-US Forest Management Standard is available for the first 60-day phase of public consultation. FSC-US is committed to a consensus-based, inclusive and balanced standards development process, and all comments will be carefully considered by the FSC-US Board. read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
USGBC Plans to Release Second Draft of Forest Certification Benchmark

The Materials and Resources Technical Advisory Group (MR-TAG) and staff of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) are finalizing revisions to the second draft of a benchmark with which the USGBC plans to assess the rigor of forest certification systems for recognition in the LEED green building rating system. read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Draft FSC-US Family Forest Standard Open for Public Comment in September

A key component of the current process to revise the FSC-US Forest Management Standard is the development of family forest-specific indicators and guidance. (“Family forests” are defined by FSC as being 2,470 acres or less). read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Public Comment Period on FSC Principles & Criteria Closes September 4

For the first time in almost 15 years, FSC’s International Center is engaged in a comprehensive process to review and revise the FSC Principles & Criteria (P&C). read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Public Comments Sought on FSC CoC Group Eligibility Requirements

FSC-US is currently revising its Group Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Policy, which is slated to be open for public comment by early September. As decided at last year’s FSC General Assembly in Cape Town, group CoC eligibility can now be determined at the national initiative level since the term “small organization” varies from country to country. read more …


Monday, 10 August 2009
Extension of Transitory Period for CoC Requirements

The deadline by which the following two exemptions from current FSC Chain-of-Custody requirements will expire has been extended from December 31, 2009, to December 31, 2010: read more …