Bureau of Land Management

Prineville District

The Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management, is proposing to treat the vegetation on Little Canyon Mountain in order to reduce hazardous fuels; improve fire suppression opportunities and safety consideration; reduce the risk from catastrophic wildfire to the mountain and the adjacent urban area of Canyon City; and to improve the health of the forest. The project area includes approximately 2,500 acres of BLM managed lands adjacent to Canyon City and approximately three miles southeast of the City of John Day. Environmental Assessment (EA No. OR-054-02-083) for this proposal will be available for review and comment through May 27, 2003.

Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the above address during regular business hours. (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Comments may be published as part of the EA or other related documents. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address or both from public review, or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

To request a copy of the Environmental Assessment, please write to the Environmental Coordinator, BLM, 3050 NE Third Street, Prineville, OR 97754, or call (541) 416-6874.

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