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Chugach Forest Plan Revision #40816

Commenting on This Project

This public reading room lists comments and objections for the Chugach National Forest Land Management Plan Revision (2020 Plan). 

Completed comment and objection events:

  • Public scoping for the 2019 Plan’s purpose and need:  April 16 2015 to June 15 2015: 

    • The Forest received 108 comments.
  • Public scoping for the Proposed Revised Plan:  December 18 2015 to February 19 2016:

    • The Forest received 1418 comments.
  • Notice of Availability for the draft 2019 Plan and the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS):  August 3 2018 to November 1 2018:    

    • The Forest received 4075 comments. 
  • Objections to the 2019 Plan Final EIS and draft Record of Decision (ROD):  August 30 2019 to October 29 2019:    

    • The Forest received 43 eligible objections. 
  • Objections resolution meetings:  January 14-15 2020: 

    • Objectors with standing and approved interested persons met with the Regional Forester to resolve concerns with the Land Mangement Plan. 
    • The objections resolution meetings were also open for public observation. 
  • The Regional Forester’s letter which includes instructions for resolving objections:

Next steps in the planning process:.

  • The Forest Supervisor signed the Chugach National Forest 2020 Land Management Plan Record of Decision April 15 2020.
  • A notice of availability for a signed ROD was published in the Federal Register April 16 2020.

     

    A legal notice was published in the newspaper of record the Anchorage Daily News: for the signed ROD April 17 2020.

     

  • 2020 Plan approval:

    • Approval of the 2020 Plan occurs 30 days after publishing a notice of availability in the Federal Register and a legal notice in the Anchorage Daily News which ever date is later starts the 30 day count.

 

 

The Forest Service values public participation. Communications from the public regarding this project, including commenters' names and contact information, will become part of the public record.



When To Comment

Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time. However, comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments submitted after the close of the final designated comment period will not provide the commenter Eligibility to Participate in Administrative Review

Public Comment Disclaimer

National Forests have the option to post comments for public viewing on this web site via a public reading room. If this project has an active reading room, a link to the "Public Comment Reading Room" will appear on the main project page. Reading rooms allow the public to read or download your letter, including any contact information included in your letter.

The agency may withhold letters that contain proprietary information, sensitive cultural or habitat locations, offensive language, or other sensitive information. All letters, including those not posted, will be considered and included as part of the project record.

Submitting Comments

If you wish to submit a comment, please send it to:

David Fitz-Enz
Chugach National Forest All Units
161 East 1st Avenue, Door 8 , Anchorage, AK, 99501
david.fitz-enz@usda.gov



Eligibility to Participate in Administrative Review

Comments, or in some cases other expressions of interest, along with respondent's contact information, submitted during the comment period may be necessary to establish a respondent's eligibility to participate in an administrative review for this proposed action. Interested members of the public should review the proposal's information to determine the applicable administrative review process and the eligibility requirements for that process.

  • The date of the legal notice of opportunity to comment on this proposed actiuon is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period.
  • For proposals to be documented with an Environmental Assessment, the legal notice announcing the comment period appears in the Newspaper of Record.
  • For Draft Environmental Impact Statements, the Notice of Availability announcing the comment period appears in the Federal Register.