Forest Service, USDA.
This notice lists the newspapers that Ranger Districts, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Alaska Region will use to publish legal notices of the opportunity to object to proposed projects and activities implementing land and resource management plans, including hazardous fuel reduction projects authorized under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notice of actions subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process at 36 CFR part 218, thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of the proposed actions, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the pre-decisional review process.
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Publication of legal notices in the listed newspapers begins on March 1, 2014. This list of newspapers will remain in effect until it is superceded by a new list, published in the Federal Register.
Robin Dale, Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; Forest Service, Alaska Region; P.O. Box 21628; Juneau, Alaska 99802-1628.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Robin Dale; Alaska Region Group Leader for Appeals, Litigation and FOIA; (907) 586-9344.
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This notice provides the list of newspapers that Responsible Officials in the Alaska Region will use to give notice of projects and activities implementing land and resource management plans, including hazardous fuel reduction projects authorized under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003, subject to the pre-decisional administrative review process at 36 CFR part 218. The timeframe for objection to a proposed project subject to this process shall be based on the date of publication of the legal notice of the project in the newspaper of record identified in this notice.
The newspapers to be used for giving notice of Forest Service projects in the Alaska Region are as follows:
Alaska Regional Office
Decisions of the Alaska Regional Forester:
Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska; and the Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska.
Chugach National Forest
Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Glacier and Seward District Rangers:
Anchorage Daily News, published daily in Anchorage, Alaska.
Decisions of the Cordova District Ranger:
Cordova Times, published weekly in Cordova, Alaska.
Tongass National Forest
Decisions of the Forest Supervisor and the Craig, Ketchikan/Misty, and Thorne Bay District Rangers:
Ketchikan Daily News, published daily except Sundays and official holidays in Ketchikan, Alaska.
Decisions of the Admiralty Island National Monument Ranger, the Juneau District Ranger, the Hoonah District Ranger, and the Yakutat District Ranger:
Juneau Empire, published daily except Saturday and official holidays in Juneau, Alaska.
Decisions of the Petersburg District Ranger:
Petersburg Pilot, published weekly in Petersburg, Alaska.
Decisions of the Sitka District Ranger:
Daily Sitka Sentinel, published daily except Saturday, Sunday, and official holidays in Sitka, Alaska.
Decisions of the Wrangell District Ranger:
Wrangell Sentinel, published weekly in Wrangell, Alaska.
Supplemental notices may be published in any newspaper, but the timeframes for filing objections will be calculated based upon the date that legal notices are published in the newspapers of record listed in this notice.
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Dated: February 12, 2014.
Ruth M. Monahan,
Deputy Regional Forester.
[FR Doc. 2014-03789 Filed 2-21-14; 8:45 am]
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