The Forest Service is seeking scoping comments for the proposed South Fork Fish Weir Special Use Permit Project on the Cascade Ranger District of the Boise National Forest. The enclosed scoping document provides more detailed information about the project. The scoping document is also available on the project’s website: www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=46253.
The Forest Service is contacting interested individuals, groups, and agencies to make them aware of the project and to gather pertinent feedback. Even if you have no specific concerns, I am asking that you respond if you desire to stay on the project’s mailing list.
To be most helpful, please submit your scoping comments by April 3, 2015, and make your comments as specific as possible.
To assist the Forest Service in meeting its goals of reducing our carbon footprint and to achieve a sustainable operation, we are transitioning to a web-based electronic comment system that allows all interested parties to receive project materials (scoping documents, updates, draft and final National Environmental Policy Act [NEPA] documents, and decisions) by e-mail. This new system gives you direct control over which mailing lists you are subscribed to and immediate electronic access to project documents as they are posted online. It's easy, it's good for the environment, and it gives "on-demand" access to projects.
To subscribe to this new system, go online to the project website listed above. On the project website, you will see a box titled "Get Connected" on the right hand side of the page. Click on "Subscribe to Email Updates." When you click on that item, you will be prompted to provide your e-mail address and select a password. When you have logged in, you will be able to manage your account by subscribing to projects by Forest, District, project type, or project purpose. You will also be able to change your e-mail address and password. If you no longer wish to follow the project(s), simply delete your subscription. Once you are subscribed, you will receive all project information via e-mail, unless you request hard copies.
To submit comments using the web form select "Comment on Project" under "Get Connected" on the right panel of the project website.
Only those who subscribe to the mailing list, submit comments, or notify the Forest that they would like to remain on the mailing list for these projects will receive future correspondences on these projects. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, without an associated name and address, receiving further correspondences concerning these projects will not be possible.
Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, verbal, and electronic comments concerning these projects will be accepted. Comments for the project may be submitted to Mark Bingman, Special Uses Forester, 540 North Main Street, P.O. Box 696, Cascade, ID 83611, fax : (208) 382-7480. Hand delivered comment letters may be delivered during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may also be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org through the project web pages listed above.
Comments received in response to this request will be available for public inspection and will be released in their entirety if requested pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. Comments received in response to this request will also be available for public inspection on the “Public Comment Reading Room” on theproject website.
For further information on this projects, please contact Mark Bingman at email@example.com.