Comment Period Extended for the Ashland Travel Management DEIS
The Forest Supervisor for the Custer National Forest has extended
the comment period for the Ashland Ranger District Travel Management
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for an additional
15 days. The date to submit comments is then December 2, 2008.
The comments need to be submitted by December 2, 2008. Comments
can be sent to ATTN: Doug Epperly, Project Leader, Custer National
Forest, 1310 Main Street, Billings, MT 59105 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those who provide comments submitted within the comment period
will be eligible to appeal the decision pursuant to notice, comment
and appeal procedures at 36 CFR 215.
If you have any questions or desire additional information, please
contact Doug Epperly or Babete Anderson at 406-657-6200.
The Ashland Ranger District Travel Management Planning Draft
Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) is available for review
and comment. The DEIS discloses the effects of a range of motorized
travel management alternatives for the Ashland Ranger District
of the Custer National Forest. The purpose of this project is
to designate routes for public motorized use. Motorized off-route
travel would continue to be prohibited, except where designated
for access to dispered vehicle camping. For each system road and
trail the type of use and season of use to be designated is identified.
Over-snow vehicles use is not part of the the decision to be made.
If you have any questions or desire additional information, please contact Doug Epperly or Babete Anderson at 406-657-6200.
The Forest Service will host three open houses to answer questions about the DEIS. The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:
October 27, 2008 - Ashland School, Ashland, MT 6:00pm
October 28, 2008 - Isabell's Community Learning Center, Colstrip, MT 6:00pm
October 29, 2008 - Billings Parmly Library, Billings, MT 6:00pm
Written comments must be postmarked by the Postal Service, e-mailed, faxed, or otherwise sumitted by 11:59 pm on the 45 calendar day following publication of the Notice of Availability
(NOA) in the Federal Register. Hand delivered comments must be time and date imprinted at the Custer National Forest Supervisor's Office by the close of business on the 45th calendar
day following publication of the NOA in the Federal Register.
Send written comments to:
Steve Williams, Forest Supervisor, Custer National Forest, 1310 Main, Billings, MT 59105
Electronic comments may be submitted to: email@example.com. Please enter "Ashland Travel Management" on the subject line of your electronic message. Acceptable
formats are MS Word, Word Perfect, RTF.
- Cover Letter
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Appendix B
- No Action,
- Executive Summary
Other websites which may be helpful:
Nepa Information: http://ceq.eh.doe.gov/nepa/nepanet.htm
Forest Service Travel Management: http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/