Opportunity To Comment, Caribou & Pioneer Mining Plan of Operations

OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT

Caribou & Pioneer Mining Plan of Operations

Plumas National Forest

Mount Hough Ranger District

Plumas County, California

The Forest Service is seeking comments on the Caribou & Pioneer Mining Plan of Operations, which would authorize continued excavation and processing of material from the existing adit using a portable wash plant and water from the mine portal and adjacent creek; use of an existing foot trail; and residential occupancy on an established camp area, with a gated road and carport type cover. The site is located upslope from the North Fork Feather River and Crablouse Ravine, approximately seven to eight miles up Caribou Road from Highway 70 in Plumas County, CA. The Draft Environmental Assessment is available for review on-line at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=60083.

This project is subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process pursuant to 36 CFR §218, Subparts A and B. Only individuals or entities (as defined by 36 CFR §218.2) who submit timely, project specific written comments during a public comment period will be eligible to file an objection (36 CFR 218.24(b)(6)) and should sign the comments or verify identity upon request (36 CFR §218.24(b)(8)). Comments should be written within the scope of the proposed actions, have a direct relationship to the proposed actions, and must include supporting reasons for the Responsible Official to consider (36 CFR §218.2). Comments will be accepted for 30 days following publication of this legal notice. The publication date of this legal notice is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period. Commenters should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. It is the commenter’s responsibility to ensure timely receipt of comments (36 CFR 218.25). Names of commenters will be part of the public record.

Electronic comments are encouraged and should be submitted to: [email protected] with the subject: Caribou & Pioneer Mining Plan of Operations. Attachments to comments must be submitted in one of the following formats only: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), rich text format (.rtf), or Adobe portable document format (.pdf).

Comments may be mailed to the Responsible Official, Joseph Hoffman, District Ranger, Mt. Hough Ranger District, c/o Donna Duncan, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971.

For additional project materials and information, please contact Donna Duncan, Forest Minerals Officer at the Mt. Hough Ranger District; [email protected]; or call (530) 394-8067.