Details for US National Forest - Opportunity to Object

Opportunity to Object to the draft decision regarding
the Hang Glider Vista Trail Segment Closure Project
The Uwharrie Ranger District, Uwharrie National Forest, has prepared
an environmental assessment (EA), and draft Decision Notice and
Finding of No Significant Impact for the Hang Glider Vista Trail Segment
Closure Project. This project permanently closes and decommissions
the Vista segment of the Hang Glider Trail (0.4 miles). The proposed
project or activity is subject to the pre-decisional objection process
pursuant to 36 CFR §218 Subparts A and B.
The EA and draft DN/FONSI are available on-line at: https://www.
fs.usda.gov/project/?project=50080. These documents are also
available for review at the Uwharrie Ranger District Office. Additional
information regarding this project or activity can be obtained from:
District Ranger, Michael Spisak, 910-576-6391 x 100.
The opportunity to object ends 45 days following the date of publication
of the legal notice in the Montgomery Herald. The publication date of
the legal notice 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
another other source.
Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously
submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project
during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment.
Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted
timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project
unless based on new information arising after designated comment
opportunities per §218.8(c).
The objection must contain the minimum content requirements
specified in §218.8(d), and 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. All objections are available for public inspection
during and after the objection process.
Written objections, including attachments, must be filed with: Allen
Nicholas, Forest Supervisor, 160 Zillicoa St – Suite A, Asheville, NC,
28801; fax: (828) 259-0584. The office business hours for those
submitting hand-delivered objections are: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday
through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic objections must be
submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich
text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc, .docx) to SM.FS.R8ncobj@usda.gov.
Please state “Hang Glider Vista Trail Segment Closure Project” in the
subject line when providing electronic objections or on the envelope
when replying by mail or hand delivery.

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