On July 29, 2013, Amy Barker, District Ranger for the Beaver Ranger District of the Fishlake National Forest, signed a Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Twitchell Fire Salvage Sale Project. The decision authorizes the reforestation, hazard tree removal, and commercial harvest of fire damaged trees on 955 acres of National Forest System lands in Indian Creek and Sawmill Bench, and reforestation and hazard tree removal only in the North Fork of North Creek on the Beaver Ranger District. The Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact are available at the Beaver Ranger District office, 575 S. Main Street, Beaver, Utah, 84713 or on the Internet at http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/fishlake/landmanagement/projects.
This decision is subject to appeal pursuant to Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR 215. Appeals must meet the content requirements of 36 CFR 215.14. Only individuals or organizations who submitted comments or otherwise expressed interest in the project during the official comment period may appeal. Appeals, including attachments, must be in writing, fully consistent with 36 CFR 215.14, and must be postmarked or received by the Appeal Deciding Officer within 45 days of the publication of this legal notice in The Richfield Reaper, Richfield, Utah. The publication date is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an appeal. Timeframe information from other sources should not be relied on.
The Appeal Deciding Officer is the Forest Supervisor. Appeals must be sent to: Appeal Deciding Officer, Intermountain Region USFS, 324 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401; or by fax to 801-625-5277; or by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. E-mailed appeals must be submitted in pdf, rich text (rtf) or Word (.doc or .docx) and must include the project name in the subject line. Appeals may also be hand delivered to the above address, during regular business hours of 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The appeal must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. Names and addresses of appellants will become part of the public record. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic appeals.
If no appeals are filed within the 45-day time period, implementation of the decision may occur on, but not before, 5 business days from the close of the appeal filing period. When appeals are filed, implementation may occur on, but not before, the 15th business day following the date of the last appeal disposition.
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Published in The Richfield Reaper July 31, 2013. UPAXLP