Forest considers Yavapai Apache Sewer and Utility Line

The Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest is preparing an analysis for a proposed buried sewer and utility line project for the Yavapai Apache Nation and is seeking comments on this proposed project.

The proposal includes construction of a buried sewer and other utility lines (likely natural gas with UniSource) in a single trench approximately six feet outside the existing pavement of Middle Verde Road from the Interstate 17 interchange to and along Reservation Loop Road.

Construction is proposed within existing Town of Camp Verde road easements and disturbance areas for construction likely to be 12- to 20-feet wide.

The comment period allows the public early and meaningful participation on a proposed action prior to a decision being made by the responsible official, which is the Forest Service.

Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral, and electronic comments on this action will be accepted for 30 calendar days following the publication of this notice in the Arizona Daily Sun. The publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the comment period. Submit written comments to:

Coconino National Forest Supervisor
Attn: Judy Adams, Lands Team Leader
P.O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341

Comments can also be faxed to (928) 203-7539 or hand delivered to the Red Rock Ranger Station at 8375 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ. Oral comments can be provided by calling (982) 203-7506. The hours for hand-delivered or oral comments are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Electronic comments can be submitted via email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc) at comments-southwestern-redrock@fs.fed.us. Comments must have an identifiable name attached or verification of identity will be required. A scanned signature may serve as verification on electronic comments.

Additional information regarding this proposed action can be obtained from Judy Adams at (928) 203-7506 or by email at jadams05@fs.fed.us.

Information can also be found on the Coconino National Forest website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/coconino/landmanagement/projects

Appeal Eligibility

It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of the comment period. Only those who provide substantive comments during this comment period are eligible to appeal the decision under the regulations. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to appeal must meet the information requirements of 36 CFR 215.6.