Tamolitch Pool (Blue Pool) #53543

Commenting on This Project

The Tamolich Draft Decision Notice and Final Environmental Assessment (EA) have been completed. This is a notice for the start of the Pre-Decisional Administrative Review (Objection) period. The Tamolitch project is proposing to construct a parking lot three acres in size that would have 100 parking spaces. Build 4 vault toilets at the parking lot. Build and re-route 2 miles of the McKenzie River Trail (MRT) to the east side of the McKenzie river, including two footbridges over stream crossings. Build and install a toilet at the Tamolitch pool site. Build 400 linear feet of stone barriers at the Tamolitch pool site. Install educational signage at parking lot and pool site.

The project area occurs within portions of T. 15 S., R. 6 E., Sections 1, 11, and 12; T. 15 S., R. 7 E., Section 6; T. 14 S., R. 6 E., Sections 25 and 36; and T. 14 S., R. 7 E., Sections 30 and 31. Willamette Meridian, Linn County, Oregon

The Draft Decision Notice, EA and other related documents are available on the Forest Service Website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=53543  

Objections may be submitted in the following ways: 1) Electronic Submission:  Electronic objections will be accepted through the Forest Service online comment system available at  https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=53543  ; 2) Mailed to: Dave Warnack, Forest Supervisor, Willamette National Forest, Attention: Objections, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, Oregon 97477.  Objections delivered by mail must be received before the close of the fifth business day after the objection filing period.

The project is subject to pre-decisional administrative review pursuant to 36 CFR 218, Subpart B. The 45-day objection period begins the day following publication of notice of objection in the Eugene-Register Guard, the newspaper of record. Only individuals or organizations who submitted specific written or oral comments (36 CFR 218.2) during the designated opportunity for public participation (scoping or 30-day comment period) may object (36 CFR 218.5). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project and attributed to the objector, unless the issue is based on new information that arose after the opportunities for comment.  The burden is on the objector to demonstrate compliance with the requirement for objection issues 36 CFR 218.8 (c).

Minimum requirements of an objection are described in 36 CFR 218.8 (d).  An objection must include: a description of those aspects of the proposed project addressed by the objection, including specific issues related to the proposed project; if applicable, how the objector believes the environmental analysis or draft decision specifically violates law, regulation, or policy; suggested remedies that would resolve the objection; supporting reasons for the reviewing officer to consider; and a statement that demonstrates the connection between prior specific written comments on the particular proposed project and the content of the objection, unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the designated opportunities for comment. Objections can be submitted in several forms, but must be received by the Forest Supervisor, the Objection Deciding Officer, within 45 days from the date of publication of notice of objection in the Eugene Register-Guard.  The publication date in the Eugene Register-Guard is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection.  Attachments to the Objection received after the 45 day objection period will not be considered. Those wishing to object to this Draft Decision Notice should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.

 If you have any questions concerning this project, please contact Elsa Gustavson, Forest Planner at elspeth.gustavson@usda.gov or Darren Cross, McKenzie River District Ranger at (541) 822-7200 or visit the above EA project website.


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

Dean Schlichting

McKenzie River Ranger District
57600 McKenzie Hwy , McKenzie Bridge, OR, 97413