USDA-FOREST SERVICE, SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, KAWISHIWI RANGER DISTRICT

USDA-FOREST SERVICE, SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST, KAWISHIWI RANGER DISTRICT, portions of sections in Township 60 North and Ranges 10, 11 and 12West, ST. LOUIS AND LAKE COUNTIES, MINNESOTA; DENLEY ROAD PROJECT. An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Denley Road Project has been prepared and is available upon request at the Kawishiwi Ranger District Office, 1393 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731. It is also available on the Superior National Forest website at www.fs.fed.us/r9/forests/superior/projects. The project includes improving and paving Forest Road 424 (also called Denley Road and New Tomahawk Road), transferring jurisdiction of the road to Lake and St. Louis Counties, relocating three sections of the Stony Spur Trail that would be impacted by the road improvements, eliminating the Denley Impoundment to restore the flow of Denley Creek, and decommissioning two short sections of road. Additional information regarding this project can be obtained from Susan Duffy, Kawishiwi Ranger District; telephone (218) 365-2097. <BR><BR>Pursuant to 36 CFR 215.6(1) comments must be filed within 30 calendar days following the date of publication of this legal notice in the Ely Echo, the Kawishiwi Ranger Districts newspaper of record. If the comment period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or Federal holiday, comments will be accepted until the end of the next Federal working day. No comments will be accepted after the 30-day comment period ends. Comments should be submitted to Mark Van Every, Kawishiwi District Ranger, by one of the following methods: 1.) mail: 1393 Hwy. 169, Ely, MN 55731, 2.) telephone: (218) 365-2097, 3.) FAX (218) 365-7605, or 4.) email: comments-eastern-superior-kawishiwi@fs.fed.us. Please put "Denley Road EA" in the subject line of all correspondence. Office hours, for those who wish to hand deliver their comments or provide them orally, are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday (except federal holidays). Oral comments must be provided at the Responsible Official's office or by telephone during those hours. Acceptable formats for electronic comments are text or html email, Adobe portable document format, and formats viewable in Microsoft Office applications. Only those who provide timely comments, through one of the methods described above, will have standing to appeal, as specified in 36 CFR 215.13. In order to have standing to appeal, each individual or representative of a group or organization that submits comments must sign or provide for verification of identity according to the requirements of 36 CFR 215.6(a)(3)(iv) and (v). The final decision on this project will be subject to appeal pursuant to 36 CFR 215.11 unless no comments expressing concerns (or only supportive comments) are received during this 30-day comment period (36 CFR 215.12(e)(1)). The USDA Forest Service is an Equal Opportunity Organization.<BR><BR>Ely Echo 6/27/2009