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Alturas Field Office

NEPA FY 2005

The following is a list of ongoing and completed projects for the Alturas Field Office. The level of analysis are:
  • CX=Categorical Exclusion-The project falls into one of several categories of minor, routine projects excluded from needing more analysis. Each time a specific categorical exclusion is used, the required review must be prepared.
  • EA=Environmental Assessment-An EA must be prepared for proposed actions that (1) are not exempt from NEPA, (2) have not been categorically excluded, (3) have not been covered in an existing Resource Management Plan EIS or other environmental analysis, or (4) do not normally or obviously required an EIS. An EA may be prepared for any action at any time to assist in planning and decision making. A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is prepared if the criteria are met.
  • EIS=Environmental Impact Statement-When a proposed action, including a proposed policy or legislative recommendation, is projected to have a signficant impact on the quality of the human environment, an EIS must be prepared. An EIS is intended to provide decision makers and the public with a complete and objective evaluation of significant environmental impacts, both beneficial and adverse, resulting from a proposed action and all reasonable alternatives. An EIS is a major vehicle for fulfilling the substantive environmental goals set forth in NEPA.Comment/Appeal Period

    The Field Office Manager has the discretion to determine whether or not the EA and FONSI should be made available for public review prior to making a final decision, as defined in the CEQ regulations (40 CFR 1501.4(e)(2)). Program-specific guidance should also be consulted to determine if the EA and FONSI must be reviewed by the public prior to a decision. The manager must notify the public, including affected State and local governments and Indian tribes, of the review period (40 CFR 1506.6). The comment period for an EA is generally 30 days. If a public review is determined unnecessary, the affected and interested public must be notified of the availability of the EA and the FONSI (40 CFR 1501.4(e)(1) and 1506.6). The manager responsible for authorizing the action determines the appropriate means for notifying the public and ensuring availability based on the extent of concern and interest in the action. Any person who is adversely affected by the decision has the right to appeal within 30 days of the signing of the Decision Record (DR) (43CFR 4.410(a) and 43 CRF 4.411(a)).

Alturas Field Office NEPA Compliance Roster FY 2005
Number
Type
Project Name
Project Description
Project Lead
State Date
Staff Comments Due
FONSI/DR/CX Signed
 
 
CA320-
NEPA-05-01
Addendum
West Beaver
Creek/Popcorn
Cave Grazing
Permit Renewal
EA(CA320-
NEPA-02-08)
Issue 10
year
permit,
instead of
5 year
Lowrey
10/13/04
N/A
10/21/04
N/A
Permit Issued 10/22/04
CA320-
NEPA-05-02
CX
J & D Guide Service
Hunter Guide Permit
Singleton
10/18/04
N/A
11/04/04
N/A
Permit Issued
CA320-
NEPA-05-03
CX
Williams Ranch Cattleguards
Cattleguard Installation
Butow
10/26/04
N/A
11/27/04
N/A
Summer 05 Construction
CA320-
NEPA-05-04
EA
Clarks Valley Warm Springs, Dry Cow, South Fork, & Rim Rock Allotment Grazing Permit Renewal
Grazing Permit Renewal
10 Year
Butow
11/03/04
01/18/05
.
.
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-05
EA
Fall River Mills CC/Moon Springs Pasture Division Fence & Pit Reservoirs
Fencing and Reservoirs
Dolan
08/04/04
12/10/04
01/04/05
02/21/05
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-06
EA
Akel ROW
ROW
Foster-Curley
10/26/04
12/07/04
01/18/05
03/11/05
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-07
EA
Medusahead Research
Vegetation Study Plots
Dolan
.
12/10/04
01/11/05
03/02/05
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-08
EA
Cold Springs, Dry Cow, Skeleton Flat, and Mitchell Hill Aspen Restoration Projects
Aspen Restoration
Schmidt/
Walker
12/13/04
03/31/05
.
.
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-09
EA
Williams Ranch Riparian Fence
Riparian Protection
Singleton/
Walker
.
.
.
.
Redo Survey
& Design
Summer 05
CA320-
NEPA-05-10
Addendum
Modoc Gulch Grazing Lease Renewal (CA320-NEPA03-12)
Issue 10 year grazing lease for cattle instead of sheep to new lessee
Lowrey
12/18/05
.
02/09/05
.
.
CA320-
NEPA-05-11
CX
Summer Hill Sage Grouse Habitat Enhancement Project
Fuels Reduction
Schmidt
02/22/05
N/A
 
 
 
CA320-
NEPA-05-12
CX
Pinnio Springs MX
Fuels Reduction
Savage
02/28/05
 
 
 
 
CA320-
NEPA-05-13
CX
Juniper Creek Exclosure Fence
Rebuild Riparian Exclosure
Foster-Curley
02/24/05
N/A
02/24/05
 
Pending Construction
CA320-
NEPA-05-14
CX
West Sheep Mountain FWCA
Firewood Cutting Area/Juniper Treatment
Lowrey
03/03/05
N/A
 
 
Pending Evaluation and Clearances
CA320-
NEPA-05-15
CX
Norte Springs Exclosure
Riparian Protection
Ludwig
03/15/05
N/A
 
 
Juniper Removal Underway, Exclosure Construction FY06
CA320-
NEPA-05-16
CX
Williams Mahogany Enchancement
Fuels Reduction
Schmidt
03/22/05
N/A
07/28/05
 
Project Underway
CA320-
NEPA-05-17
CX
Moon Springs
Firewood Cutting Area/Juniper Treatment
Hall
 
N/A
 
 
Pending Evaluation and Clearances
CA320-
NEPA-05-18
CX
Mitchell Hill
Firewood Cutting Area/Juniper Treatment
Hall
 
N/A
 
 
Pending Evaluation and Clearances
CA320-
NEPA-05-19
EA
South Graves Juniper Treatment
Juniper Treatment
Hall
05/01/05
05/24/05
 
 
Contract Awarded
CA320-
NEPA-05-20
EA
Tule Mountain Juniper Treatment
Juniper Treatment
Hall
05/01/05
05/25/05
 
 
Contract Awarded
CA320-
NEPA-05-21
CX
South Tablelands Reservoir Maintenance
Reservoir Maintenance
Lowrey
06/27/05
N/A
 
 
Pending Evalulation and Clearances
CA320-
NEPA-05-22
CX
Transportation of Merchantable Timber
Temporary Use Permit
Rhinehart
06/28/05
N/A
07/15/05
 
Permit Issued
CA320-
NEPA-05-23
CX
G & J Outdoor Enterprises Guide Permit
Recreation Permit
Singleton
07/18/05
N/A
09/14/05
 
Permit Issued
CA320-
NEPA-05-24
CX
Gatlins Guide Service Permit
Recreation Permit
Singleton
 
N/A
09/14/05
 
Permit Issued
CA320-
NEPA-05-25
CX
Muck Valley 2 RX
RX Burn
Wheeler
08/21/05
N/A
08/21/05
 
Fall 05 Burn
CA320-
NEPA-05-26
EA
Tule Mountain Grazing Permit Renewal
Permit Renewal
Lowrey
06/25/05
Received
08/30/05
10/17/05
 
CA320-
NEPA-05-27
CX
Whitewater Family Rafting Permit
Recreation Permit
Singleton
7/18/05
N/A
9/15/05
 
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