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PUBLIC NOTICE Request for Comments Piute County

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Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:26 pm

Mineral Materials Permit

USDA Forest Service

Fishlake National Forest —

Beaver Ranger District

Piute County, Utah

Beaver District Ranger Amy Barker has received a request from Piute County for a minerals material permit. The request is for 14,000 cubic yards of dense sandstone rubble located in a talus pile adjacent to the Deer Trail Mine portal in the NW ¼ of Sec. 13 Township 28 South Range 4 West SLM. This area is public land administered by the Beaver Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest.

Access to and from the rock source would be on existing Forest Roads #1108 and #125. Maintenance of these roads may occur as needed to reduce vehicle damage. The rock would be taken from the talus slope with a track-hoe and loaded onto 12 yard dump trucks. The rock is located less than 100’ off of Forest Road #1108 and access would be provided by removing some scrub oak and less than 10 piñyon and/or juniper trees. No new permanent roads would be built. Fuel would be delivered to the track-hoe in tanks located in the bed of standard pick-up trucks and servicing of all motorized vehicles would occur off public land. The rock would be hauled at various times from 5/1 through 12/31/2012.

Less than 1 acre of ground will be impacted with the project and Piute County will reclaim any disturbance following FS standards and recommendations. The project will comply with current laws, regulations, and permitting requirements.

Your comments on the proposed action are requested to help identify important issues. Comments will be most helpful if they are within the scope of, are specific to, and have a direct relationship to the proposed action, and include supporting reasons that the Responsible Officials should consider in reaching a decision. The comment period ends 30 days following the date of publication of this legal notice in the Richfield Reaper. The date of this publication is the exclusive means for calculating the time to submit comments on the proposed action. Those wishing to comment on this proposal should not rely upon dates or timeframes provided by any other source. Only those who provide comments or otherwise express interest in the proposed action by the close of the comment period will be accepted as appellants. Comments must meet the requirements of 36 CFR 215.6. Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments on this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following the publication of this notice in the Richfield Reaper. 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.

Please send written comments to: Amy Barker, Responsible Official/District Ranger, Beaver Ranger District, 575 S. Main, P.O. Box E, Beaver, UT 84713; phone: (435) 438-2436, fax: (435) 438-1242; e-mail: E-mailed comments must be submitted in MS Word (*.doc) or rich text format (*.rtf). Comments may also be delivered to the above address during regular business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding federal holidays.

If you have any questions, contact Rob Hamilton, Minerals Program Manager, Fishlake National Forest, 115 E. 900 N., Richfield, UT 84701; phone: (435) 896-1022.

Published in The Richfield Reaper April 4, 2012. UPAXLP

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