Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest

The Paulina Ranger District has completed an Environmental Assessment for stream restoration projects within the Deep Creek Watershed. The Deep Creek Watershed is located approximately 60 air miles east of Prineville, Ore.

A copy of the Environmental Assessment is available upon request, and an electronic version may be viewed after August 16, 2004 on the Central Oregon National Forest's website at: Alternative 3 was chosen as the preferred alternative.

The 30-day comment period begins on the first day after publication of this legal notice, August 11, 2004. Written comments must be postmarked by the Postal Service, e-mailed, faxed or otherwise submitted by 11:59 p.m. on the 30th calendar day following publication of this legal notice, August 11, 2004. The Responsible Official, Mike Lawrence, Paulina District Ranger, shall consider all substantive written and oral comments submitted within this timeline in compliance with Code of Federal Regulations 215.6. All written comments received by the Responsible Official shall be placed in the project file and shall become a matter of public record. The Responsible Officer shall document and date all oral comments received in response to the legal notice and place them in the project file for public record. To have standing for appeal eligibility, each individual or representative from each organization submitting substantive comments must either sign the comments or verify identity upon request.

Electronic comments may be sent to, faxed comments may be sent to (541) 477-6949, attention: Mike Lawrence, District Ranger, and written comments may be sent to Mike Lawrence, District Ranger, in care of the Paulina Ranger District, 7803 Beaver Creek Road, Paulina, OR 97751. For further information, or for verbal comments, contact Mike Lawrence, District Ranger, or Bob Crisler, Environmental Coordinator, at (541) 477-6900, Paulina Ranger District, Ochoco National Forest.

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