IDAHO and MONTANA - Comment Period Extended on KIPZ Draft Forest Plans

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April 05, 2012 11:18 AM

The Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests (KIPZ) are extending the end of the comment period on both Draft Plans and associated Draft EISs from April 5 to May 7, 2012. In addition, the KIPZ is giving notice that the objection process under the 2012 Planning Regulations outlined in 36 CFR 219, subpart B, will be utilized. The objection process is a pre-decisional administrative review process. The documents are available for download and review online at www.fs.fed.us/kipz. Please submit your comments to the appropriate forest.  Comments on the Kootenai Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Kootenai, while comments on the Idaho

 

IDAHO and MONTANA - Comment Period Extended on KIPZ Draft Forest Plans

Greetings BRC Action Alert Subscribers,

The Kootenai and Idaho Panhandle National Forests (KIPZ) are extending the end of the comment period on both Draft Plans and associated Draft EISs from April 5 to May 7, 2012. In addition, the KIPZ is giving notice that the objection process under the 2012 Planning Regulations outlined in 36 CFR 219, subpart B, will be utilized. The objection process is a pre-decisional administrative review process. The documents are available for download and review online at www.fs.fed.us/kipz.

Please submit your comments to the appropriate forest.  Comments on the Kootenai Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Kootenai, while comments on the Idaho Panhandle Draft Plan and DEIS need to be sent to the Idaho Panhandle.  If you reference another document(s) in your comments, please attach a complete copy of the document(s).  If complete copies are not available, please provide the cover page and applicable pages from the document.  Please submit comments using one of the methods below (listed in order of preference for ease of processing and cost to the taxpayer in the content analysis process):

  • Email: KNFplanrevision@fs.fed.us  (for Kootenai comments) or IPNFplanrevision@fs.fed.us  (for Idaho Panhandle comments) using one of the following formats - directly in the body of the email, word document-preferred format (.doc or .docx), portable document format (.pdf), rich text format (.rtf), text (.txt), and hypertext markup language (.html).  The sender should receive an automated electronic acknowledgement from the agency as confirmation of receipt. Only the first email from each sender will receive an email confirmation. If the sender does not receive this confirmation on the first email, it is the sender's responsibility to ensure timely receipt by other means.
     
  • Postal mail (written comments):

For Kootenai comments-
          Kootenai National Forest 
          Forest Plan Revision
          31374 US Highway 2
          Libby, MT 59923

For Idaho Panhandle comments-
          Idaho Panhandle National Forest
          Forest Plan Revision
          3815 Schreiber Way
          Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815

  • Fax:
              Kootenai - 406-283-7709 
              Idaho Panhandle - 208-765-7307

If you have questions, please contact Kent Wellner (Idaho Panhandle National Forests) at 208-765-7417, Ellen Frament (Kootenai National Forest) at 406-283-7660 or Janette Turk (Kootenai National Forest at 406-283-7764.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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