Plumas National Forest
Mt. Hough Ranger District
Plumas County, CA
Notice of Proposed Action
The Mt. Hough Ranger District is seeking public input on issuing a Plan of Operations for mining exploration. The Plan of Operations would allow operator James Moffat to conduct exploratory mining activities on National Forest System lands. The operator's proposal includes re-establishing and re-timbering the existing portal and drift at the Golden Rivers #1 mine site. Seismic sensor tests would be performed to identify the old river channel and establish core drilling and drill pad locations. The proposal also includes refurbishing the existing wash plant and shop. Rail trestle from the drift opening to the wash plant and tailings dump would be restored. Existing debris on site would be removed to a local landfill. Operations at the site are contingent upon opening up the existing road. Road work would include removal of downed logs, brushing and road repair in sloughed off areas. The location of the proposed exploration is Seneca; T26N, R8E, Sections 17 & 20, MDBM.
This plan would be valid for a period of one (1) year.
This comment period is intended to provide those interested or affected by this proposal an opportunity to make their concerns known prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official.
Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning this action will be most helpful if received by October 14th, 2011. Please submit comments to Leslie Edlund, Minerals Assistant, Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971, by phone at (530) 283-0555, by fax at (530) 283-1821 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, would be considered part of the public record on this proposal and would be available for public inspection (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21).
Published FRB, IVR
Sept. 28, 2011