[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 1997)]
[Page 68249]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-33997]



Forest Service

BlueGrass Bound Timber Sale; Idaho Panhandle National Forests; 
Boundary County, Idaho

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice, cancellation of notice of intent to prepare an 
environmental impact statement.


SUMMARY: On December 30, 1994, notice was published in the Federal 
Register [FR 67696] that an environmental impact statement would be 
prepared to assess the effects of timber harvest and road construction 
within the Boundary Creek drainage on the Bonners Ferry Ranger 
District, Idaho Panhandle National Forests.
    That notice is hereby cancelled.
    Changes in Agency direction have resulted in changes to the 
proposed action and substantial reductions in their anticipated effects 
and a determination that documentation in an environmental impact 
statement is no longer necessary.

DATES: This action is effective December 31, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pat Cooley, project leader, Bonners 
Ferry Ranger District, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Route 4, Box 
4860, Bonners Ferry, Idaho 83805-9764.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed actions of timber harvest and 
road construction and alternatives, including taking no action at this 
time, are being assessed and documented in the Blue-Grass Bound 
environmental assessment. It is anticipated that the pre-decision 
environmental assessment will be available for 30-day public comment 
period in February, 1998. After this public comment period, the 
comments will be analyzed and considered in reaching a decision 
regarding this proposal. The decision will be documented in a Decision 
    I am the responsible official for this environmental analysis. My 
address is Bonners Ferry Ranger District, Route 4 Box 4860, Bonners 
Ferry, ID 83805-9764.

    Dated: December 18, 1997.
Elaine J. Zieroth,
District Ranger.
[FR Doc. 97-33997 Filed 12-30-97; 8:45 am]