Objection Period, Claremont Forest Resiliency Project

Objection Period

Claremont Forest Resiliency Project

USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest

Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas County, California

The Forest Service is initiating the objection period for the Claremont Forest Resiliency Project. The Project is in Plumas County, California. Due to the proximity to urban areas, the potential for high-severity fire, and forest health issues, treatment is necessary to reduce fuels within the wildland urban interface and improve forest resiliency. The project proposes to complete fuels reduction, forest restoration, habitat enhancement, invasive plant treatments, and road management actions on approximately 30,180 acres. The environmental analysis, maps and draft decision are available for review at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=59708.

This proposed project is subject to the objection process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 Subpart B. Written objections, including any attachments, must be filed with the reviewing officer within 45 days following the publication date of the legal notice of the EA in the Feather River Bulletin newspaper. The publication date of the legal notice is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Those wishing to object should not rely up on dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. It is the responsibility of objectors to ensure that their objection is received in a timely manner.

Written objections, including any attachments, must be filed (regular mail, fax, email, hand-delivery, or express delivery) with the Reviewing Officer: Christopher Carlton, Forest Supervisor, c/o Katherine Carpenter, Environmental Coordinator, 159 Lawrence Street, Quincy, CA 95971, fax 530-283-7746, within 45 days following the publication date of this legal notice in the newspaper of record. Electronic objections must be submitted in a format such as an email message, pdf, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), and Word (.doc or .docx) to [email protected] It is the responsibility of Objectors to ensure their objection is received in a timely manner (§ 218.9). Please include Claremont Forest Resiliency Project in the subject line of electronic messages.

Objections will only be accepted from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment in accordance with § 218.5(a). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated opportunities. Names and addresses of objectors will become part of the public record.

At a minimum, an objection must include the following (§ 218.8(d) ):

  • Objector’s name and address as defined in § 218.2, with a telephone number if available;
  • Signature or other verification of authorship supplied upon request;
  • When multiple names are listed on an objection, identification of the lead objector as defined in § 218.2, along with verification upon request;
  • Name of project, name and title of the responsible official, and name of the national forest/ranger district on which the proposed project will be implemented;
  • A description of those aspects of the proposed project addressed by the objection, including specific issues related to the project. If applicable, how the objector believes the environmental analysis or draft decision specifically violates law, regulation, or policy; suggested remedies which would resolve the objection; supporting reasons for the reviewing officer to consider; and • Statement demonstrating the connection between prior specific written comments on this project and the content of the objection, unless the objection issue arose after the designated opportunity(ies) for comment.

If you have questions, would like additional information or a printed copy of the environmental documents please contact Kyla Sabo, Project Coordinator, at 530-283-7652 or email: [email protected]