Tahoe Basin Caldor Hazard Tree Fuels Reduction Project #61587

Commenting on This Project

The Forest Service values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project, including commenters' names and contact information, will become part of the public record. Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time, however comments will be most helpful and will be incorporated into the project analysis if received by March 14, 2022.

Preliminary assessments have determined that the project falls within a Categorical Exclusion (CE) found in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Section 3603, which would exclude it from the need for either an Environmental Assessment (EA) or an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

 PUBLIC LAW 114–322: Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, Section 3603: a forest management activity conducted in the LTBMU for the purpose of reducing forest fuels is categorically excluded from the requirements of NEPA, if the forest management activity: notwithstanding section 423 of the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2009, does not exceed 10,000 acres, including not more than 3,000 acres of mechanical thinning; is developed in coordination with impacted parties, specifically including representatives of local governments, such as county supervisors or county commissioners, and in consultation with other interested parties; and, is consistent with the LTBMU land and resource management plan.

Submitting Comments

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

Aimee Lorincz
Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit
35 College Drive , South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150
aimee.lorincz@usda.gov