thanks for getting this, but with all due respect it is a 3 year old document.
According to the current website, "Forest Service Statement on Electronic Bicycle Use:
Emerging technologies such as e-bikes are changing the way people enjoy their visits to national forests and grasslands. Today, more than 60,000 miles of trails and roads on national forests and grasslands are currently open to e-bike use. As use trends change with time and new technologies, the way we manage lands to ensure their long-term health and resilience must change as well. This is why we are closely examining our policy to identify ways to expand access for American’s to enjoy these recreation opportunities on our forests and grasslands in ways that meet user needs while continuing to protect forest resources.”
I spoke with the mesa ranger district and was basically informed that there is no set policy with regards to E-bikes in the tonto district, except as indicating that pedal assist bikes are allowed on the trails that bikes are allowed. They also indicated that this is not real high on their list of things they enforce. It sounds like the NF policy is beginning to soften on this. likely if a Ranger stops someone, it will not be because they are on an E bike.
Please do not take this post as a lack of gratitude for your info you provided. It is very helpful to see the existing written documentation on an official form, I am curious if this will be changing soon. I anticipate it will become a much lengthier document soon.