Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis #52443

Commenting on This Project

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest released the Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing Availability Analysis draft Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and final Environmental Assessment (EA) for a 45-day formal objection period. The Forest Supervisor selected the No Leasing Alternative where none of the National Forest System (NFS) lands within the analysis area would be available for oil and gas leasing.

Objections will be accepted for 45 days following publication of the legal notice in the Elko Daily Free Press. The publication date is the only means for calculating the time to file an objection. Objections will be accepted from anyone who previously submitted specific written comments during designated comment periods. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted comments unless based on new information arising after designated opportunities to comment. Project documents can be found at

Objections must be submitted to Reviewing Officer Intermountain Region U.S. Forest Service 324 25th Street Ogden UT 84401 or hand-delivered during normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Facsimiles can be sent to 801-625-5277.

 Electronic objections must be submitted in a format such as an email message pdf plain text (.txt) rich text format (.rtf) or Word (.doc) to: Please put “Ruby Mountains Oil and Gas Leasing” into the subject line.

 For more information on this project please contact Josh Nicholes District Ranger at 775-778-6109 or



If you have a question about this project, please send it to:

Josh Nicholes

Ruby Mountains Ranger District
660 S. 12th Street, Sui. 108 , Elko, NV, 89801