[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 9 (Monday, January 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 2655]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00565]


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Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 9 / Monday, January 14, 2013 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest; Utah; Ogden Travel Plan 
Project

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a supplement to the final 
supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: The Ogden Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National 
Forest announces its intent to prepare a supplement to the Ogden Travel 
Plan Revision Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 
(FSEIS). The Ogden Travel Plan Revision FSEIS evaluated six 
alternatives for possible travel management of motorized trails and 
roads.

DATES: Scoping will not be conducted in accordance with 40 CFR 
1502.9(c)(4). The draft supplement to the FSEIS is expected in May 2013 
and the final supplement to the FSEIS is expected in September 2013.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Renee Flanagan, Ogden District 
Ranger, 507 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401. Comments can also be hand 
delivered Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the address 
above. Comments can be submitted electronically to rflanagan@fs.fed.us 
or submitted via facsimile to (801) 625-5914.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: District Ranger Renee Flanagan, (801) 
625-5112, Ogden Ranger District, 507 25th Street, Ogden, Utah 84401.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Proposed Action

    On March 20, 2006, District Ranger Chip Sibbernsen made a decision 
designating routes open for motorized travel use, seasonal and other 
closures, development of two gravel sources, improvements to two 
concentrated use areas, and new trail construction on the Ogden Ranger 
District. The decision also allowed limited use of motor vehicles 
within 150 feet of designated roads to access dispersed camping sites.
    The record of decision for the project was appealed by four 
separate parties. After review, the appeal deciding officer reversed 
the decision, based on her finding that the environmental analysis and 
supporting information in the project record were not adequate to 
support the decision in regard to cumulative effects analysis.
    Subsequent analysis resulted in a FSEIS that did not replace the 
final environmental impact statement (FEIS) in its entirety, but which 
replaced discrete sections of the FEIS and provided additional 
information to augment the analysis in the FEIS. A record of decision 
for the FSEIS was signed on September 12, 2007. The record of decision 
was appealed and the decision was affirmed and implemented.
    As a result of litigation, on March 7, 2012, the United States 
District Court for the District of Utah issued a decision order. The 
Court held that the record of decision and FSEIS had three 
deficiencies: (1) It failed to provide notice of available support for 
the public to understand the information cataloguing illegal routes; 
(2) it failed to adequately support its assumptions about the impact of 
illegal user-created routes; and (3) it failed to explain explicitly 
its evaluation of the cumulative impacts of its decision on the 
Shoshone Trail system. As a result, the currently proposed supplement 
to the FSEIS will be directed to address the deficiencies.

Responsible Official

    Renee Flanagan, District Ranger, Ogden Ranger District.

    Dated: January 3, 2013.
Renee Flanagan,
District Ranger.
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