Forest Service, USDA.
Revised notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.
The USDA Forest Service, Hoosier National Forest is revising the expected date for a draft environmental impact statement. The prior notice concerning this project appeared in the Federal Register on August 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 169, pages 55773-55775). The Hoosier National Forest is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental consequences of a vegetation restoration project. The EIS Start Printed Page 65031will address the potential environmental impacts of replacing pine plantations in the German Ridge area of Perry County, Indiana with native hardwood communities.
The draft environmental impact statement is expected February 2004, and the final environmental impact statement is expected July 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ron Ellis, NEPA coordinator, Hoosier National Forest, USDA Forest Service; telephone; (812) 275-5987. Address: 811 Constitution Avenue; Bedford IN 47421. The original scoping document can also be viewed at the Hoosier National Forest Web page at http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/hoosier/project_docs/scoping/german_ridge restoration.htm.
Kenneth G. Day, Forest Supervisor; Hoosier National Forest; 811 Constitution Avenue; Bedford, Indiana 47421.
(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21)Start Signature
Dated: November 4, 2003.
Kenneth G. Day,
[FR Doc. 03-28782 Filed 11-17-03; 8:45 am]
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