USDA Forest Service White River Nationa

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USDA Forest Service White River National Forest 900 Grand Avenue P.O. Box 948 Glenwood Spgs., CO 81601-3602 Date: March 15, 2019 Contact(s): Scott Fitzwilliams, Sam Massman NOTICE OF DECISION Copper Mountain Resort Snowmaking and Summer Uses USDA Forest Service White River National Forest Dillon Ranger District Summit County, Colorado Notice of Decision on Copper Mountain Resort Snowmaking and Summer Uses Project A Draft Decision Notice regarding the projects analyzed in the Copper Mountain Resort Snowmaking and Summer Uses Environmental Assessment (EA) has been completed and is available for review. The EA and Draft Decision Notice are available for review and download on the White River National Forest website at: Hard copies of the documents can be also be reviewed at the Dillon Ranger District Office in Silverthorne, CO. Based on analysis presented in the EA, the Draft Decision Notice identifies the Forest Supervisor's Selected Alternative as the Proposed Action. The specific elements of the Selected Alternative are described in detail in Chapter 2 of the EA. The Selected Alternative would expand snowmaking coverage and accompanying stream mitigation, expands the mountain biking and hiking trail networks, adds summer programing, and extends the existing 'A-1' mountain access road. For additional information regarding this decision or the objection process, contact Sam Massman, Dillon Ranger District Mountain Sports Administrator, at 970-262-3484 or Email Me. Filing an Objection The Draft Decision Notice for the Copper Mountain Resort Snowmaking and Summer Uses EA is subject to the objection process pursuant to 36 CFR 218.8 (Project-level components objection). Objections will only be accepted from those who have previously submitted specific written or substantive formal comments regarding the proposed project during a comment period in accordance with 36 CFR § 218.5(a). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted, timely, and specific written or substantive formal comments regarding the proposed project, unless comments are based on new information that arose after the designated comment opportunities. Objections, including attachments, must be filed via mail, email, hand-delivery, express delivery, or messenger service (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays) to: Objection Reviewing Officer, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, 1617 Cole Blvd. Building 17, Lakewood, CO 80401; to the attention of Objections; or Email: Email Me. At a minimum, an objection must include the following: objector's name and physical mailing address; signature or other verification of authorship upon request; identification of the lead objector when multiple names are listed; name of the proposed project; name and title of Responsible Official; and name of national forest unit(s) on which the project will be implemented (36 CFR § 218.8(d)). Incorporate documents by reference only as provided for at 36 CFR 218.8(b). Additional information on the Project-Level Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process can be found in the Draft Decision Notice and at 36 CFR 218.8. Timeframes Objections must be submitted within 45 calendar days following the publication of this notice in The Post Independent. The publication date in the newspaper of record 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. It is the objector's responsibility to ensure timely filing of a written objection with the reviewing officer pursuant to 36 CFR § 218.9. The regulations prohibit extending the time to file an objection. Published in the Glenwood Post Independent March 15, 2019 0000395451