DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Forest ServiceAmended Land Management Plans for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los
Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests, California
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact
SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will prepare a
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposed
amendment of the Land Management Plans for the Angeles, Cleveland, Los
Padres, and San Bernardino National Forests (hereinafter referred to as
Land Management Plans). This notice describes the specific portions of
the current Land Management Plans to be amended, estimates dates for
filing the supplemental environmental impact statement, information
concerning public participation, and the names and contact information
of the agency officials who can provide additional information. The
Forest Service proposes to amend the Land Management Plans to change
Land Use Zone allocations within select Inventoried Roadless Areas
(IRAs) in the four southern California National Forests. The amendment
also proposes to change the Land Management Plan monitoring protocols
for the four forests. This joint planning process will maintain the
consistent management direction and format across the four Forests. One
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be prepared with
a Record of Decision (ROD) for each Land Management Plan.
DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received
by June 11, 2012. The draft supplemental environmental impact statement
is expected November 2012. There will be a 90 day comment period on the
draft supplemental environmental impact statement. The final
supplemental environmental impact statement is expected June 2013.
ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Cleveland National Forest, 10845
Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92127-2107, ATTN: LMP
Amendment. Comments may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, or filed through the project web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Hawkins, Project Manager at email@example.com
, or visit the project Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/fs-usda-pop.php?project=35130.
To read the full notice .... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04-27/html/2012-9909.htm