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Spirit Lake Tunnel Intake Gate Replacement and Geotechnical Drilling Project #57259

Commenting on This Project

Pursuant to 36 CFR 218, objections on this proposed project will be accepted for 45 days beginning on the first day after the date of publication of the legal notice in the Newspaper of Record, The Columbian. If the objection period ends on a Saturday, Sunday or Federal holiday, objections will be accepted until the end of the next Federal working day. The publication date of the legal notice in these newspapers is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection, and those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or time frame information provided by any other source.

Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment. Issues raised on objection must be based on issues raised in the previously submitted specific written comments unless the issues are based on new information arising after designated comment opportunities (36 CFR 218.7(c)(2)(ii)). Only objections that are within the Forest Service’s decision space will be considered.

Incorporation of documents by reference is permitted only as provided in 36 CFR 218.8(b). It is the objector’s responsibility to ensure timely filing of a written objection with the reviewing officer. All objections are available for public inspection during and after the objection process.

At a minimum, objections must include the following (36 CFR 218.8(d)):

  1. List the name, address, and if possible, a telephone number of the objector;
  2. Provide a signature or other verification of authorship (a scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection);
  3. Identify the lead objector, when multiple names are listed on an objection;
  4. Provide the name of the project being objected to, the name and title of the responsible official, and the name of the National Forest on which the project is located;
  5. A description of those aspects of the proposed project addressed by the objection, including specific issues related to the proposed project; if applicable, how the objector believes the environmental analysis or draft decision specifically violates law, regulation, or policy; suggested remedies that would resolve the objection; supporting reasons for the reviewing officer to consider; and;
  6. A statement that demonstrates the connection between prior specific written comments on the particular proposed project or activity and the content of the objection, unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the designated opportunity(ies) for comment.

If you choose not to submit via this online form, please email your objections to: objections-pnw-regional-office@usda.gov.

Mail:  Objections can be mailed to the Reviewing Officer at the address below; please email Debbie Anderson at debbie.anderson@usda.gov if you are using postal mail, to ensure the postal mailed objection is accounted for.  Objections delivered by mail must be postmarked by the closing day of the objection filing period and received before close of the fifth business day following the end of the objection period. 

Regional Forester (Reviewing Officer)

Pacific Northwest Regional Office

Attn: 1570 Objections

P.O. Box 3623

Portland, OR 97208-3623

FedEx and UPS:  Objections can be delivered to the Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon, between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday except legal holidays.  Please email Debbie Anderson at debbie.anderson@usda.gov if you are using FedEx or UPS, to ensure the objection is accounted for; if you wish to hand-deliver your objection, you must email Debbie or call her at 503-808-2286 in order to make an appointment for her to meet you, as our building is closed.

Objections not filed in a timely manner or those that do not meet the requirements described above will be set aside without further review.  For more information, please see the Request More Info tab on the previous web page.

Submitting Comments

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

Chris Strebig
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
987 McClellan Road , Vancouver, WA, 98661
chris.strebig@usda.gov