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  Legal Notice of Proposed Action
Opportunity to Comment
USDA Forest Service
Manti - La Sal National Forest

	The Forest Service, Manti-La Sal National Forest, Ferron/Price Ranger
District, is preparing Decision Memos on two special use project
proposals and would like to consider your comments or concerns before
making a decision.  Project include: (1) United States Geological
Survey (USGS) Muddy Creek Stream Gauging Station (2) Wildlife
Resources (DWR) Duck Fork Fish Trap Modification Project. 

	The Forest Service proposes amending the two permits to occupy
National Forest System lands for the purpose of constructing,
operating, and maintaining a stream gauging station on Muddy Creek and
a new fish trap location on Duck Fork Creek.  The proposed action
description and other information are available on the internet at
http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/mantilasal/landmanagement/projects.
Additional information regarding this action can be obtained from: Del
Orme, Ferron/Price Ranger District, 115 West Canyon Road, Ferron, Utah
84523; 435-636-3587; dlorme@fs.fed.us. 

	In light of a recent court ruling (Sequoia ForestKeeper v. Tidwell,1
1-cv-00679-LJO-DLB (E.D. Cal.)), the Forest Service will provide
public notice, comment, and opportunity for administrative appeal for
projects and activities documented with a "Decision Memo" (36 CFR
220.6(e)) until new instructions are issued by the Washington Office,
or the Agency issues regulations addressing the Court's ruling. In
addition, the Forest Service will prepare Decision Memos and offer
notice, comment and appeal opportunities for timber sales and proposed
approvals of oil or gas exploration and development activities that
rely upon Section 390 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Only those who
provide comment or express interest in this proposal during this
comment period will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to 36
CFR part 215 regulations.

How to Comment and Timeframe

	Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments
concerning this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following
the publication of this notice in the Sun Advocate, Price, Utah. The
publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for
calculating the comment period for this analysis. Those wishing to
comment should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided
by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the length of
the comment period. It is the responsibility of persons providing
comments to submit them by the close of the comment period.

	Written comments must be submitted to Allen Rowley, Responsible
Official/Acting Forest Supervisor, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599
West Price River Dr., Price, UT  84501; fax: (435) 637-4940. The
office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments
are: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding
holidays. 

	Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office
during normal business hours via telephone (435) 636-3561 or in
person, or at an official agency function (i.e. public meeting) that
is designed to elicit public comments. Electronic comments must be
submitted in a format such as an email message, pdf, plain text
(.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc or .docx) to
FS-comments-intermtn-manti-lasal@fs.fed.us. In cases where no
identifiable name is attached to a comment, a verification of identity
will be required for appeal eligibility. If using an electronic
message, a scanned signature is one way to provide verification.
Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must
meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. 

	The U.S. Department of Agriculture is an equal opportunity provider
and employer.
Published in the Sun Advocate December 11, 2012.
    
    

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