Objection Process

The Draft ROD is subject to objection pursuant to 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B. Only those who submitted project-specific written comments during scoping or other designated comment periods are eligible to file an objection. Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted comments unless based on new information arising after the designated comment periods.


Objections must be submitted within 45 days following the publication of this legal notice in Grass Valley's The Union. The date of this legal notice is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Those wishing to object should not rely upon dates or timeframes provided by any other source. It is the objector's responsibility to ensure evidence of timely receipt (36 CFR 218.9).


Objections must be submitted to the reviewing office: Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service; Attn: Base to Base Gondola Project Objection; 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592. Ph. (707) 562-8737. Objections may be submitted via mail, FAX ([707] 562-9229), or delivered during business hours (M-F 8:00am to 4:00pm). 


Electronic objections, in common (.doc, .pd/, .rt/, .txt) formats, may be submitted to objections-pacificsouthwest-regional-office@fs.fed.us with Subject: Base to Base Gondola Project.


Objections must include the following information (36 CFR 218.8[d]): (1) objector's name and address, with a telephone number, if available; (2) objector's signature or other verification of authorship; (3) identification of a single lead objector when applicable; (4) project name, Responsible Official's name and title, and name of affected National Forest(s) and/or Ranger District(s); (5) reasons for, and suggested remedies to resolve, the objection; and (6) description of the connection between the objection and the objector's prior comments. 


Documents incorporated by reference must adhere to 36 CFR 218.8(b).


For further information please contact Joe Flannery, Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest, (530) 478 6205, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, CA 95959, or by email at jflannery@fs.fed.us.