"This revision of the Mount St. Helens Contingency Plan reflects the incorporation of 'Lessons Learned' from the 2004 eruption and an ongoing commitment to the management objectives and philosophies implemented during the past 25 years. The intention throughout the development and updating of this plan has been to keep it as brief as possible. The focus of this document is to define responsibilities of the U.S.D.A Forest Service in carrying out mandated policies. Effective management of volcano emergencies requires an effective team of cooperating agencies and organizations able to provide a coordinated response. This coordination with local, state and other federal agencies will be enhanced at all opportunities. The Forest Service has taken the lead in the updating of this plan. Continued coordination and maintenance of interagency working relationships needs to be supported by all agencies."
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