Joes Valley Bouldering Project

The Joes Valley Bouldering Project EA and Draft Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact has been completed. Copies of these documents may be viewed on the Internet at Hard copies may be obtained by writing or calling the Ferron/Price Ranger District Office, 115 West Canyon Road, P.O. Box 310, Ferron, Utah 84523 (phone: 435-384-2372).

The Joes Valley Bouldering Project proposes to address resource impacts related to bouldering in the Straight and Cottonwood Canyon area on the Ferron/Price Ranger District, Manti-La Sal National Forest.

The Responsible Official for this project is Darren Olsen, District Ranger. Additional information regarding this proposed project can be obtained from Bill Broadbear at 599 West Price River Drive, Price, UT 84501 or by email This proposed project is subject to the objection process pursuant to 36 CFR 218 Subpart B. Eligibility to File Objections: Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project either during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment in accordance with § 218.5(a). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific, written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated opportunities. Individual members of organizations must have submitted their own comments to meet the requirements of eligibility as an individual. Objections received on behalf of an organization are considered as those of the organization only. If an objection is submitted on behalf of a number of individuals or organizations, each individual or organization listed must meet the eligibility requirement of having previously submitted comments on the project (§ 218.7). Names and addresses of objectors will become part of the public record.

Contents of an Objection: Incorporation of documents by reference in the objection is permitted only as provided for at § 218.8(b). Minimum content requirements of an objection identified in § 218.8(d) include:

Objector’s name and address with a telephone number if available; with signature or other verification of authorship supplied upon request; Identification of the lead objector when multiple names are listed, along with verification upon request; Name of project, name and title of the responsible official, National Forest/Ranger District where project is located; Sufficient narrative description of those aspects of the proposed project objected to, specific issues related to the project, how environmental law, regulation, or policy would be violated, and suggested remedies which would resolve the objection; and Statement demonstrating the connection between prior specific written comments on this project and the content of the objection, unless the objection issue arose after the designated opportunity for comment.

Filing an Objection: Written objections, including any attachments, must be addressed to: Reviewing Officer, Mark Pentecost, Forest Supervisor, Intermountain Region USFS, 324 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401; or fax to 801-625- 5277; within 45 days following the publication date of this legal notice in the newspaper of record. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered objections are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic objections must be submitted in a format such as an email message, pdf, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), and Word (.doc or .docx) to objections-intermtn- It is the responsibility of Objectors to ensure their objection is received in a timely manner (§ 218.9). The publication date in the Emery County Progress, newspaper of record, is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection to this project. Those wishing to object to this project should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.
Published in the Emery County Progress July 4, 2017.

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