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Indian Valley Record legal notices for the week of 1/12/2011

Proposed sediment removal

PUBLIC NOTICE

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT AN

INITIAL STUDY/MITIGATED

NEGATIVE DECLARATION

Project Title: Antelope Dam Weir Sediment Removal Project

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Oroville Field Division has prepared and intends to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for the proposed project in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines

Project Location: The proposed project is located on Indian Creek just below the outlet of Antelope Lake in Plumas County. Indian Creek is a tributary to the Feather River. It is located within the Antelope Lake 7.5 minute U.S.G.S. Quadrangle in Section 22 of T27N, R12E at elevation 4920 feet. The Antelope Dam Weir is approximately 22 miles northeast of Taylorsville and 30 miles northeast of the intersection of Highway 70 and Highway 89.

Project Description: The project proposes to remove approximately 175 cubic yards of accumulated sediment, debris and emergent vegetation from the upstream side of the outlet measurement weir located below Antelope Dam.

Environmental Review Process: DWR has prepared an initial study/proposed mitigated negative declaration (IS/MND) on the proposed project in accordance with the requirements of CEQA. The IS/MND describes the proposed Antelope Dam Weir Sediment Removal Project and provides an assessment of the project's potential impacts on the environment. The IS/MND concludes that any potentially significant impacts that may result from the proposed project can be avoided, eliminated, or reduced to a level that is less than significant by the adoption and implementation of specified mitigation measures.

Public Review Period: The IS/MND is being circulated for public review and comment for a review period of 30 days starting January 10, 2011. Written comments should be submitted and received at the following address no later than close of business (3:30 p.m.) on February 9, 2011.

Robin Carter

Oroville Field Division

California Department of Water Resources

460 Glen Drive

Oroville, CA 95966

Fax (530) 534-2570

Email: rmcarter@water.ca.gov

A copy of the draft IS/MND may be reviewed at the following locations:

Oroville Field Division, Administrative Bldg, 460 Glen Dr., Oroville, California

Plumas County, County Clerk/Recorder's Office, 520 Main Street Room 102, Quincy, California

Plumas County, Planning Office, 555 Main Street, Quincy, California

Greenville Library, 204 California 89, Greenville, California

Published IVR

Jan. 12, 2011





USDA FOREST SERVICE

Plumas National Forest

Mt. Hough District

Plumas County, CA

Notice of Proposed Action

Placer Mining Exploration

The Mt. Hough Ranger District is seeking public input on issuing a Plan of Operations for placer mining exploration. The Plan of Operations would allow Advanced Geologic Exploration and claim owners Tomas Zubicek and Matthew Davidson to conduct exploratory placer mining activities on two mining claims located on National Forest System lands. The project will be conducted in two phases. Operations in the first phase would involve excavation of sample holes with a mini excavator. Samples would be processed through a high-banker. In the second phase, in a separate location, trenches would be constructed with a backhoe and samples processed through a portable trommel. Water for processing will be pumped from the creek to a freshwater containment trough and discharged into a waste water pit. Reclamation will be completed prior to the onset of winter weather. Location of proposed exploration is Dark Ravine, T26N, R8E, Sections 23 and 24, 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 January 26th, 2011. Please submit comments to Leslie Edlund, Assistant Resource Officer, 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 comments-pacificsouthwest-plumas-mthough@fs.fed.us .

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

Jan. 12, 2011
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