Department of Agriculture

Eliminate operator licensing program

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Eliminate the Forest Service driver/operator licensing program. Training and subsequent documentation should be the responsibility of the supervisor and/or safety managment. Creating examiner programs and licensing is costly, it duplicates state licensing programs (in some areas), and is largely a safety program. So where does the the FS put it? Why, under Engineering and Fleet of course. Also,while we're at it, make the training permanent. Why retrain every three/four years? The only time to train/recert is if the equipment has changed or OSHA requires it (like forklifts).

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