Alturas Field Office

NEPA 2001

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 significant
    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)).


NEPA Number
Type
Project Name
Project Leader
Status
Appeal Period Ends
CA320
NEPA01-01
EA
Hayden Hill Land Exchange
Cook/Humm
DR signed 02/14/01
04/12/01
CA320
NEPA01-02
EA
Hayden Hill Land Donation
Cook/Humm
DR signed 05/03/01
06/03/01
CA320
NEPA01-03
CX
Sheep Springs Encosures Redesign and Maintenance
Butow
DR signed 06/08/01
N/A
CA320
NEPA01-04
EA
Ash Valley Drift Fence and Cattleguard
Butow
07/25/01
08/24/01
CA320
NEPA01-05
EA
Day Road Shaded Fuel Break
Whitcome
DR signed 04/24/01
05/24/01
CA320
NEPA01-06
EA
Hott Road (Tiered EA)
Humm
DR signed 02/12/01
04/10/01
CA320 NEPA01-07
EA
Section 2 Fence
Cook
DR signed 04/25/01
05/25/01
CA320 NEPA01-08
CX
Juniper Shearing Demonstration Exclosure
Wagner
DR signed 05/23/01
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-09
CX
Gilbert-Vogt ROW Amendment
Humm
05/10/02
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-10
CX
Little Valley Road Materials Site
Singleton
DR signed 05/21/01
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-11
CX
East Ash Creek Electric Protection Fence
Butow
DR signed 07/02/01
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-12
CX
Citizens Commuminations/Fall River Mills Fiber Optic TOW
Humm
DR signed 07/02/01
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-13
CX
Yankee Jim Cattleguards
Singleton
07/09/01
N/A
CA320 NEPA01-14
EA
Beaver Creek Riparian Fence
Dolan
Currently being written
 
CA320 NEPA01-15
EA
Yankee Jim Boundary Fence
Wagner
08/28/01
09/28/01
CA320-NEPA01-16
EA
Millward Fence
Wagner
08/28/01 (FONSI)
 
CA320-NEPA01-17
EA
Beaver Creek Juniper Managment Project
Whitcome
10/23/01
11/23/01
CA320-NEPA01-18
EA
Muck Valley Pit Reservoir
Dolan
11/26/01 (FONSI)
 
CA320-NEPA01-19
EA
South Knob II Prescribed Burn Pland and Habitat Improvement Mitigation
Dolan
 
 
CA320-NEPA01-20
CX
Tony Rager Spring Box Relocation
Butow
08/07/01
N/A
CA320-NEPA01-21
CX
Knox Mountain Road Right-of-Way
Humm
10/05/01
N/A
CA320-NEPA01-22
EA
Blue Fire Timber Salvage Sale, Site Preparation, and Reforestation
Mattern
 
 
CA320-NEPA01-23
EA
Blue BAER ESR Plan
Dolan
 
N/A