Plumas National Forest
Mt. Hough District
Plumas County, CA
Notice of Proposed Action
Abandoned Mine Closure
The District Ranger of the Beckwourth Ranger District is seeking public input on closing two abandoned mines on the Beckwourth Ranger District. Both mine sites are abandoned and closure will provide for public safety. Location of these abandoned mines are:
PJ #4: T22N, R13E, NE 1/4 of Section 32
Squaw Lake: T21N, R12E, NW 1/4 of Section 21
The PJ #4 mine shaft would be closed by securing a false bottom into the opening and then sealing the opening with an application of polyurethane foam (PUF). The PUF would be mixed with dirt and rocks to mimic the natural surroundings. The Squaw Lake mine adit would be fitted with a false backing and sealed with an application of polyurethane foam and covered with dirt and rocks to mimic the natural surroundings. Bat gates would be installed to provide continuing bat habitat at sites where needed.
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. This decision is not subject to appeal.
Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments concerning this action will be accepted until September 22nd, 2010. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Published FRB, PR
Sept. 8, 2010