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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the factors that affect bid premiums for the Forest Service's timber sales, focusing on: (1) identifying what the key factors are related to bid premiums in these sales; (2) determining what effects the key factors have on bid premiums; (3) determining if there are any regional differences in the key factors; and (4) determining what other factors could affect bid premiums that might not be evident in the Forest Service's timber sales reports.

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