What happens when people get active, attend meetings and make their voices heard –
You are on the mailing list for the Priest Hole Site Plan. We mailed the following letter yesterday. To save postage, we sent the letter via postal service only if no email was available. Since we had an email for you, we did not send you a hard copy of the letter. Please see the Decision Record on our web page (address in letter below) for additional information and instructions on how to appeal if you are adversely affected by this decision.
April 25, 2013
Dear Interested Public:
I have signed a Decision Record for the Priest Hole Site Plan project. The project is on public land in the Priest Hole area 12 air miles northwest of Mitchell, Oregon. After careful analysis of effects and consideration of public input, I decided to implement a significantly scaled-down version of the original proposed action.
As a result, the project will not develop any designated campsites, will not close any roads, and will not add a trash dumpster to the area. The BLM will install a temporary restroom (port-a-potty) while gaining public input on the best location for a permanent vault toilet. Once a site is identified for the permanent toilet, a gravel parking area will be developed to allow pull-through trailer access. The decision also includes modifications for the food and cover crop plots and irrigation for the fields. Additional information about the approved project is in the Decision Record.
Before approving this project, the BLM considered the potential direct, indirect and cumulative effects of the proposed action as described in the Environmental Assessment (DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA); reviewed and responded to comments on the EA from the public; and prepared a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).
The Decision Record, FONSI, EA and BLM responses to comments on the EA are available for review at the Prineville District Office, or on our web page at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/plans/index.php
Thank you for your interest in this project. If you have any questions, please contact Teal Purrington (Project Lead and Environmental Coordinator) or Bill Dean (Assistant Field Manager) of my staff at 541/416-6700.
H.F. “Chip” Faver
Central Oregon Resource Area