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Copper Mountain Snowmaking and Summer Uses #54909

Commenting on This Project

This decision will implement an existing land management plan and is subject to objection pursuant to Federal regulations at 36 CFR 218, "Project Level Predecisional Administrative Review Process."

Objections will only be accepted from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the designated opportunity for public comment (§218.5[a]). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project, unless the issue is based on new information that arose after the opportunities for comment (§218.8[c]).

The Responsible Official for this project is the Forest Supervisor for the White River National Forest. Project objections are initially reviewed at the Regional Office in Lakewood, Colorado.

Objections, including attachments, must be filed via mail, fax, email, hand-delivery, express delivery, or messenger service Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, excluding holidays, to:

USDA Forest Service, Region 2 Rocky Mountain Region

Attn: Objection Reviewing Officer 1617 Cole Blvd, Building 17

Lakewood, Colorado 80401-3305

Fax: 303-275-5134

Email: r02admin review@fs.fed.us

Objections must be submitted within 45 calendar days following the publication of the project's legal notice in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source. The regulations prohibit extending the time to file an objection.

Objection Content and Requirements

At a minimum, an objection must include the following (36 CFR 218.8 [d]):

  1. Objector's name and address as defined in §218.2, with a telephone number, if available;
  2. Signature or other verification of authorship upon request (a scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection);
  3. When multiple names are listed on an objection, identification of the lead objector as defined in §218.2. Verification of the identity of the lead objector must be provided upon request or the reviewing officer will designate a lead objector as provided in §218.5(d);
  4. The name of the proposed project, the name and title of the responsible official, and the name(s) of the national forest(s) and/or ranger district(s) on which the proposed project will be implemented;
  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.


Incorporation of documents by reference is permitted only as provided in §218.8(b). It is the objector's responsibility to ensure timely filing of a written objection with the reviewing officer pursuant to §218.9. All objections are available for public inspection during and after the objection process.

Submitting Comments

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

Samuel Massman
East Zone/Dillon Ranger District
680 Blue River Parkway PO Box 620, Silverthorne, CO, 80498