Gold Basin Habitat Restoration Project #47205

Commenting on This Project

Comments including anonymous comments will be accepted at any time. However comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter standing for administrative review.

The Forest Service values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project including commenter’s names and contact information will become part of the public record.

Comments or in some cases other expressions of interest along with respondent’s contact information submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent’s eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal’s information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process. The date of the legal notice of opportunity to comment on this proposed action is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period. For proposals to be documented with an Environmental Assessment the legal notice announcing the comment period appears in the Newspaper of Record. For Draft Environmental Impact Statements the Notice of Availability announcing the comment period appears in the Federal Register.

Objection Process:

This project is subject to pre-decisional administrative review (objection process) pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR 218 subpart B. Only objections from those individuals or organizations who have previously submitted timely specific written comments during a prior designated opportunity for comment will be considered (36 CFR 218.5). Objections must be based on previously submitted specific and timely 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.

Objections must be filed with the reviewing officer within 45 days following the publication date of this legal notice in the paper of record the Everett Herald. This is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. If the comment period ends on a Saturday Sunday or Federal holiday comments will be accepted until the end of the next Federal working day. It is the responsibility of objectors to ensure that their objection is received in a timely manner.

Objections must be filed with the objection reviewing officer: Forest Supervisor Jamie Kingsbury Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest 2930 Wetmore Ave. Suite 3A Everett WA 98201.  The preferred method for submitting objections is to submit them using the online comment form provided below. Objections may also be emailed to objections-pnw-mtbaker-snoqualmie@fs.fed.us (in the body of the email message or as an attached word or pdf document) or mailed or hand delivered to the above address. Objections filed by mail must be postmarked no later than the last day of the 45-day period. Office hours for those who wish to hand deliver their comments are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Federal holidays). Objections received in response to this invitation including names and addresses of those who comment will be part of the Project Record and available for public review.

The objection must contain the minimum content requirements specified in 36 CFR 218.8(d). At a minimum an objection must include the following (36 CFR 218.8(d)): 1) objector’s name address and telephone; 2) signature or other verification of authorship; 3) identify a single lead objector when applicable; 4) project name Responsible Official name and title and name of National Forest and/or Ranger District where project will be implemented; 5) description of those aspects of the proposed project addressed by the objection including specific issues related to the proposed project; if applicable how the environmental analysis or draft decision violate law regulation or policy; suggested remedies to resolve the objection; supporting reasons for the reviewing officer to consider and 6) statement demonstrating the connection between the objection and prior comments. Incorporation of documents by reference is permitted only as provided in 36 CFR 218.8(b).

Submitting Comments

If you wish to submit a comment, please send it to:

Richard Vacirca
Darrington Ranger District
1405 Emens Avenue North , Darrington, WA, 98241
comments-pacificnorthwest-mtbaker-snoqualmie-darrington@fs.fed.us