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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Moab RMP Comment Period
« on: November 16, 2007, 07:50:44 am »
In the November E-news, there was mention of UFWDA legislative case load - with the Moab RMP. 

Can someone "Quickly" let me know what United is doing in this regards?   U4WDA is working on several efforts to get comments submitted that are favorable to motorized access.   If we know what United is doing, we can focus our efforts without duplicating the same thing.

thanks,
Steve

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2007, 09:26:01 am »
Steve pick up the phone and call Carla Boucher.

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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2007, 04:40:02 pm »
Steve pick up the phone and call Carla Boucher.

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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2007, 11:44:46 am »
Can ANYONE answer the question?

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2007, 01:50:56 pm »
Steve

I will try and get ahold of Carla, and see what she has done specifically on this.

Thanks

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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2007, 09:02:09 am »
In the November E-news, there was mention of UFWDA legislative case load - with the Moab RMP. 

Can someone "Quickly" let me know what United is doing in this regards?   U4WDA is working on several efforts to get comments submitted that are favorable to motorized access.   If we know what United is doing, we can focus our efforts without duplicating the same thing.

thanks,
Steve

Still no answer...  can anyone help us out here?

Offline Carla Boucher

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2007, 03:15:58 pm »
UFWDA comments relate to the legal insufficiency of the DEIS.  I have cited to legal deficiencies in complying with particular NEPA regulations, for example sections 1502 and 1508 of the CEQ implementing regulations.  I'll post our comments here when they are completed.  I've left comments regarding particular OHV routes in the your capable hands and the capable hands over at BRC.

I'm sorry that I haven't made time to get back to you personally as there are always 10 pounds of legal issues to work through in a 5 pound week.  I find it rare anymore that I can carve any client reponses "quickly".  I will try better. 

Carla
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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2007, 04:25:57 pm »
Steve, a response from the NZFWDA has been emailed. A copy is attached.
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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007, 12:24:54 am »
UFWDA comments relate to the legal insufficiency of the DEIS.  I have cited to legal deficiencies in complying with particular NEPA regulations, for example sections 1502 and 1508 of the CEQ implementing regulations.  I'll post our comments here when they are completed.  I've left comments regarding particular OHV routes in the your capable hands and the capable hands over at BRC.

I'm sorry that I haven't made time to get back to you personally as there are always 10 pounds of legal issues to work through in a 5 pound week.  I find it rare anymore that I can carve any client reponses "quickly".  I will try better. 

Carla
The Moab RMP has been a significant event for us at U4WDA.  Hundreds of hours of collaborative work has been put into identifying all of the issues that concerns the motorized community.  A collaborative effort best describes it - Red Rock 4 Wheelers, BRC, U4WDA, MFFW, USA-All and countless others carried a lot of weight.  I'd like to be able to say UFWDA had some part in it too - but need to be able to cite some specifics. 

Our Board of Directors met tonight... they are very interested in knowing what United has done in Utah.

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007, 12:30:22 am »
Steve, a response from the NZFWDA has been emailed. A copy is attached.

Peter,

THANKS for the support!  It is great to get comments submitted on behalf of NZFWDA. 
We have heard that comments were submitted by some of the environmental groups in other countries (including NZ) supporting the SUWA proposal on closures.  It's great to have your support here!!!

Offline Carla Boucher

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2007, 10:27:53 am »
Steve, attached is a copy of comment letter submitted on behalf of UFWDA.

Carla
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Offline Steve Edmunds

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Re: Moab RMP Comment Period
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2007, 04:47:53 pm »
Steve, attached is a copy of comment letter submitted on behalf of UFWDA.

Carla
Thanks.. I've shared it with the U4WDA Board Members.