Terms and Conditions for City of Missoula McKinley Lake Dam Decommissioning and Restoration Project #63564

Commenting on This Project

Decisions by the Forest Service to approveproposed actions concerning projects and activities implementing land and resources management plans are subject to the Pre-Decisional Administrative Review Process Regulations at 36 CFR 218. The Forest Service will accept webform, mailed, faxed and hand-delivered objections on this project for 45 calendar days following the date of publication of the legal notice in the Newspaper of Record. The publication date of the legal notice in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection and those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or time frame information provided by any other source. It is the responsibility of the objector to ensure that the Reviewing Officer receives the objection in a timely manner. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the objection filing period. Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted timely specific written comments regarding the proposedforest plan revisionduring scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment. Issues raised in objections must be based on issues raised in the previously submitted specific written comments unless the issues are based on new information arising after designated comment opportunities (§218.5). An objection must include the following (36 CFR 218.8(d)): 1. The objector’s name and address along with a telephone number or email address if available; 2. Signature or other verification of authorship upon request (a scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection); 3. Identification of the lead objector when multiple names are listed on an objection; 4. The name of the proposed project, the name and title of the responsible official, and the name(s) of the national forest(s) and/or ranger district(s) on which the proposed project will be implemented; 5. 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 6. A statement that demonstrates the connection between prior specific written comments on the particular proposed project or activity and the content of the objection, unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the designated opportunity(ies) for comment. Webform: Objections can be submitted through the fillable form below. Mail: Objections can be mailed to the Reviewing Officer at the address below. Objections delivered by mail must be postmarked by the closing day of the objection filing period and received before close of the fifth business day following the end of the objection filing period. Please mail objections to: Dan McKeague Northern Regional Office Attn:Terms and Conditions for City of Missoula McKinley Lake Dam Decommissioning and Restoration Project 26 Fort Missoula Road Missoula, MT 59804 Hand Delivery: Submit an objection via hand delivery, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays at USDA Forest Service, 26 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Objections not filed in a timely manner or those that do not meet the requirements described above will be set aside without further review. For more information, please see the Request More Info tab on the previous web page.

Your comments are requested through 1/5/2024 11:59:59 PM (Mountain Standard Time).

Option to Submit Comment Electronically

The form below can be used to submit your comments to the responsible project official.

National Forests have the option to post comments for public viewing on this web site via a public reading room. Active reading rooms allow the public to read or download your letter, including your contact information. If this project has an active reading room, a link labeled “Public Comment Reading Room” will appear on the main project page. The agency may withhold letters containing proprietary information, sensitive cultural or habitat locations, profanity, etc. All letters, including those not posted, will be considered and included as part of the project record.

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