LEGAL NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION
Blanding City Water Line Replacement
USDA Forest Service
Manti-La Sal National Forest
The Manti-La Sal Forest Supervisor is proposing to authorize the City
of Blanding to install approximately 25,600 feet of 12 inch pipe line
to replace the main 8 inch water transmission line in their existing
permitted right-of-way. The existing collection weir and diversion
will be reconstructed to include the new 12 inch line and 1,000 feet
of 8 inch pipe line is proposed to be installed from the existing deep
well to replace an old 8 inch line that ties into the existing 12 inch
line. The water transmission lines are the primary culinary water
source for the city. This proposed action, if approved, would provide
Blanding with a reliable transmission of water supply needed to meet
both present-day and anticipated needs for the future.
Construction is proposed in two phases; Phase one will include
installation of the main transmission pipeline that will run parallel
to the existing 12 inch pipeline in the approved 20 foot wide
right-of-way; Phase II portion will include 1,000 feet of 8" line
following the existing road to replace an old 8" that is past its
service life. The existing lines will be abandoned in place.
Three staging areas are proposed to support construction activities.
All three are located in currently or previously disturbed areas.
This project is located approximately 6 miles north of Blanding, UT
in Sections 28, 29, 32, and 33, of T34S, R22E; Sections 5, 8, and 17
of T35S, R22E. More information about the project can be found on our
Approval will be conditional upon results of an Archaeological
survey, Biological Assessment/Biological Evaluation/Wildlife report,
Hydrology/Soils report, and project review from the following resource
areas: vegetation/timber, range, recreation, minerals, and others as
The public is invited to comment on our proposed action. This
decision is subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service regulations
36 CFR 215 and 251. Only those who submit timely comments during this
comment period will be accepted as potential appellants. Comments can
be either oral or written in response to this project. Each individual
or representative from each organization, submitting comments must
either sign the comments or otherwise verify identity in order to
attain appeal eligibility. Comments received, including names and
addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public
record for this project and will be available for public inspection.
Comments should include the information required pursuant to 36 CFR
215.6(a)(3), as published in the Federal Register on June 4, 2003.
The Responsible Official is Allen Rowley, Forest Supervisor. Please
send written comments to: Mike Diem, Moab/Monticello District Ranger,
P.O. Box 820, Monticello, UT 84535; phone: (435) 636-3341, fax: (435)
comments must be submitted in MS Word (*.doc) or rich text format
(*.rtf). Comments may also be delivered to 432 East Center St.,
Monticello, UT during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m,
Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays. The opportunity to comment
ends 30 days following the date of publication of this legal notice in
the Sun Advocate.
If you have any questions or would like a copy of the Proposed Action
and the Purpose and Need sent to you, please contact Joel Nowak, Team
Leader, P.O. Box 820, 432 East Center St., Monticello, UT 84535; (435)
Published in the Sun Advocate May 22, 2012.
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