Feather River Bulletin legal notices for the week of 4/24/2013
Opportunity to Comment
Chip-munk Recovery and Restoration Project
Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest
Plumas County, California
The Forest Service, Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District, has prepared an Environmental Assessment for the Chip-munk Recovery and Restoration Project (Chip-munk Project) to manage National Forest System lands affected by the Chips Fire. The proposed action includes the following activities: remove roadside fire-killed and fire-injured hazard trees, recover the economic value of fire-killed trees, and re-establish forested conditions by planting native conifer seedlings.
The project area is located near Butt Valley Reservoir and the communities of Seneca and Caribou within the Mt. Hough Ranger District, Plumas National Forest, California. This action is needed because: 1) the Forest Service is required to maintain roads for access and safety; 2) the Forest Service has a role to play in providing a wood supply for local manufacturers and sustaining a part of the employment base in rural communities; 3) the 2004 Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment Record of Decision provides for salvage logging following wildfires for the objective of recovering economic value from fire-killed trees (SNFPA ROD, page 52); and 4) Forest Service policy considers post-fire salvage harvest the functional equivalent of a regeneration harvest and directs forests to make a best effort to re-establish forested conditions within 5 years after salvage harvest (Forest Service Manual 2471 and 2472).
Roadside hazard tree treatments would include felling and removing fire-killed and fire-injured conifer trees posing a hazard to roads (up to 1,788 acres). Approximately 514 acres of Riparian Conservation Areas (RCAs) within 150 feet from the road prism and within roadside treatment units would be included for hazard tree removal. Salvage harvest treatments would include felling and removing fire-killed conifer trees (up to 3,675 acres) to recover the economic value of these trees. Approximately 949 acres of RCAs would be included within salvage treatment units. Of the acres listed above, 844 acres are salvage units that include roadside hazard tree removal. Reforestation treatments would include site preparation and planting of native conifer seedlings in areas of moderately high and high vegetation burn severity (up to 3,675 acres). Areas proposed for reforestation treatments are identical to those areas proposed for salvage timber harvest. Three actions necessary for implementation and connected with recovering the economic value of fire-killed timber include: 1) impacting approximately 10 acres of green trees adjacent to skyline logging system treatment areas to implement skyline logging operations; 2) constructing landings, skid trails, and approximately 1/4 mile of new, unclassified, non-system temporary roads to permit removal and utilization of material; and 3) constructing and reconstructing water drafting sources to water roads during implementation.
Mitigation measures were developed to ease some of the potential watershed impacts the proposed action may cause, specifically reducing equivalent roaded acres (ERA). Approximately 165 acres of skyline salvage units were dropped from the Chip-munk Project proposed activities. Four additional watershed improvement activities are being proposed to decrease the Clear Creek watershed ERA values. These improvement activities are proposed within the Clear Creek watershed only and include: 1) gravel specific road surfaces at approximately 20 road/stream crossings; 2) use NFS road 26N23C as a haul route and then remove culverts and decommission the road after project implementation; 3) upgrade the culvert at the intersection of Clear Creek and Seneca Road; and 4) protect system OHV trails from impacts due to logging operations and conduct repairs if damage occurs.
A map of the proposed action is available online on the Plumas National Forest webpage (www.fs.fed.us/r5/plumas); select the "Land and Resources Management" tab and then select "Browse through the Forest Projects" to find the project website. The environmental analysis is available for review at the Mt. Hough Ranger District Office. Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from: Katherine Carpenter, Project Leader at the Mt. Hough RD, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971 (Telephone: (530) 283-7619; e-mail: email@example.com).
The purpose of this comment period is to provide an opportunity for the public to provide early and meaningful participation on a proposed action prior to a decision being made by the Responsible Official. Those who provide substantive comments during this comment period are 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 Feather River Bulletin. 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.
Written comments must be submitted to: Earl Ford, Forest Supervisor, c/o Katherine Carpenter, Project Leader, Mt. Hough RD, 39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA, 95971. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered comments are: 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office during normal business hours, in person or via telephone (530) 283-0555. In an effort to reduce paper use, the Forest Service will emphasize electronic correspondence throughout this project. Please submit your comments via the project website at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php/?project=41149. On the right side of the screen, under the "Get Connected" heading, select "Comment on Project". This will take you to the comment screen where you can type your comments or attach a document. Please indicate the name "Chip-munk Recovery and Restoration Project" on the subject line of your comment letter. 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.
It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Only those who submit timely and substantive comments will have eligibility to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215.
Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6.
April 24, 2013
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Public Lien Sale
Notice is hereby given that it is the intention to sell the personal property below to satisfy a lien imposed in said property pursuant to Section 21700 of the Business and Professional Code, Section 2328 of the UCC, Section 535 of the Civil Code. Quincy Mini Storage will see at public auction by competitive bidding on April 13, 2013 at 10 a.m. on the premises where said property has been stored and which are located at Quincy Mini Storage, 1972 Lee Road, Quincy, California, which consists of miscellaneous personal property stored.
Includes: freezer, toys, clothing, tires, TV's, camping equipment, hand tools, power tools, construction tools, furniture, exercise equipment, dryer.
April 3, 10, 2013
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