CARSON CITY — The Forest Service, Carson Ranger District, is seeking public comments on a proposal to harvest granitic rock for a commercial sale on four acres of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Alpine County, California.
A commercial masonry business has been proposed to the Forest Service for the acquisition of granitic rock to use in their commercial masonry business. The 36 Code of Federal Regulations, subpart C, allows for the disposal of common variety minerals and rock through negotiated sales.
The lands included on the Carson Ranger District are in West Carson Canyon, along California State Highway 88, near Crystal Springs (Section 1) and Cloudburst Canyon (Section 2), T. 10 N., R. 19 E., in Alpine County, California.
Approval for this sale must occur through an environmental analysis, including National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements, as well as other existing laws managing the potential impacts to forest resources. The Forest Service proposes to analyze not only the proposed project and its impacts on the environment, but also incorporate into the analysis new issues that are of critical concern, through an Environmental Assessment.
In order to be most useful, comments should be received by December 10, 2012. For more information, please visit the Forest Service web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=40555 or call Keith Whaley, Zone Geologist, at the Bridgeport Ranger Station at 760-932-5821 or the Carson Ranger Station at 775-882-2766.