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Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notice of Appealable Decisions for the Northern Region; Northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and portions of South Dakota and Eastern Washington

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Forest Service, USDA.




This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all Ranger Districts, Forests, Grasslands, and the Regional Office of the Northern Region to publish legal notices for public comment and decisions subject to appeal and predecisional administrative review under 36 CFR parts 215, 217, and 218. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notices for public comment or decisions; thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of a decision, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the appeals process.


Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers will begin with decisions subject to appeal that are made on or after January 15, 2005. The list of newspapers will remain in effect until another notice is published in the Federal Register.

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Appeals and Litigation Group Leader; Northern Region; P.O. Box 7669; Missoula, Montana 59807. Phone: (406) 329-3696.

The newspapers to be used are as follows:

Northern Regional Office

Regional Forester decisions in Montana: The Missoulian, Great Falls Tribune, and The Billings Gazette.

Regional Forester decisions in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington: The Spokesman Review and Lewiston Morning Tribune.

Regional Forester decisions in North Dakota: Bismarck Tribune.

Regional Forester decisions in South Dakota: Rapid City Journal.

Beaverhead/Deerlodge NF—Montana Standard.

Bitterroot NF—Ravalli Republic.

Clearwater NF—Lewiston Morning Tribune.

Custer NF—Billings Gazette (Montana), Rapid City Journal (South Dakota).

Dakota Prairie Grasslands—Bismarck Tribune (North and South Dakota).

Flathead NF—Daily Inter Lake.

Gallatin NF—Bozeman Chronicle.

Helena NF—Independent Record.

Idaho Panhandle NFs—Spokesman Review.

Kootenai NF—Daily Inter Lake.

Lewis & Clark NF—Great Falls Tribune.

Lolo NF—Missoulian.

Nez Perce NF—Lewiston Morning Tribune.

Supplemental notices may be placed in any newspaper, but time frames/deadlines will be calculated based upon notices in newspapers of record listed above.

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Dated: January 5, 2005.

Kathleen A. McAllister,

Deputy Regional Forester.

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[FR Doc. 05-706 Filed 1-12-05; 8:45 am]