Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas

revised draft environmental impact statement by United States. Forest Service.

Publisher: United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Colorado National Forests in Colorado]

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  • Forest roads

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Statementlead agency, USDA Forest Service ; cooperating agency, State of Colorado ; responsible official, Secretary of Agriculture
LC ClassificationsSD144.C6 R85 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
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Open LibraryOL25137796M
LC Control Number2010532706

Shown Here: Introduced in House (05/02/) Roadless Area Conservation Act of This bill bars the Department of Agriculture from allowing the construction of roads, the reconstruction of roads, or logging in an inventoried roadless area where those activities are prohibited by the Roadless Rule (i.e., certain federal regulations relating to roadless area management). Roadless Area Conservation; National Forest System Lands in Colorado. AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for commentSUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to reinstate the North Fork Coal Mining Area exception of the Colorado Roadless Rule. The proposed rule to manage Colorado’s million acres of roadless forests raises “potentially higher risks” for wildlife and fisheries, according to a federal analysis. The North Fork Coal Mining Area exception to the Colorado Roadless Rule provides for the construction of temporary roads, if needed, for coal exploration and coal-related surface activities in acre area defined as the North Fork Coal Mining Area. The Colorado Roadless Rule was promulgated on July 3, , but the U.S. District Court.

The Little Book Cliffs Wilderness Study Area is characterized by gently-sloping plateaus, various small canyons, and four major canyon systems: Main Canyon, Coal Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon and Spring Canyon. These four larger systems are also accompanied by many smaller side canyons. Part of the southern edge of this WSA is dominated by the 2,foot-high face of the Book Cliffs. DENVER—Colorado’s proposed rule for managing roadless areas in national forests protects the state’s postcard scenery while balancing needs of the ski and energy industries as well as. The gold standard for roadless area conservation remains the Roadless Area Conservation Rule. Management rules that govern Colorado’s million acres of backcountry must meet that benchmark.   The lawsuit you mention is unfortunate and unnecessary. We are providing interim protection to roadless areas, pending the development of .

EXCLUDES THE BOOK CLIFFS, LITTLE CREEK ROADLESS UNIT. EXCLUDES ALL NATIVE AMERICAN TRUST LAND WITHIN THIS BOUNDARY. USGS , Maps: Huntington, Moab, Price, Seep Ridge, Vernal, Westwater. Boundary questions? Call the Vernal office, or the Price office, In western Colorado, three active coals mines are hemmed in by roadless areas. These mines currently produce 16 million tons per year of bituminous, high Btu, low sulfur (%) coal. In general, the impact on each of the three mines would be to preclude the operators from extending operations into currently unmined areas.

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Get this from a library. Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas. [United States. Forest Service.;] -- On July 3,the Colorado Roadless Rule became effective with the publication of the final rule in the Federal Register.

The rule applies to million acres of National Forest roadless areas. Colorado Roadless Rule, a state-specific regulation for management of million acres of Colorado Roadless Areas (CRAs) on National Forest System (NFS) lands (77 FR ).

The State of Colorado, USDA, U.S. Forest Service, and the public worked in partnership to find a balanceFile Size: 5MB. Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas [electronic resource]. Format Online Resource Book Published [Lakewood, Colorado]: U.S.

Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Colorado National Forests, [] Description 1 online resource (3 v. ([] pages)): ill., maps URL. Additional Physical Format: Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas 1 v. (various pagings) (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource.

Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas: revised draft environmental impact statement (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: United States.

Forest Service,; Colorado, OCLC Number: Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Areas DEIS provides some indication of the extent to which the area may be developed. The IRAs with less than acres leased are not included.

Also, the Front Range IRA on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests is not included because leases in that roadless area are suspended and not. Roadless Rules: The Struggle for the Last Wild Forests by Tom Turner () on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 40 rows    Rulemaking is a response to a petition from the state of Colorado seeking.

Roadless Rules offers a fascinating overview of the creation of the Clinton roadless rule and the Bush administration’s subsequent replacement rule, the controversy generated, the response of the environmental community, and the legal battles that continue to rage more than seven years later.

It explores the value of roadless areas and why the Clinton rule was so important to Cited by: 5. Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas: revised draft environmental impact statement summary.

[United States. Forest Service,;] Rulemaking for Colorado roadless areas (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource.

rulemaking ‘‘Roadless Area Conservation; NFS Lands in Colorado’’ was published in the Federal Register (81 FR ) on Decem This rule reinstated the NFCMA exemption to the CRR and was effective Ap About of the approximately acres of the proposed.

After review and recommendation by the Roadless Area Conservation National Advisory Committee, the Secretary accepted the Governor’s petition and initiated a proposed rulemaking for inventoried roadless areas in Colorado.

The proposed rulemaking would manage Colorado’s inventoried roadless areas by prohibiting road building and tree cutting, with some exceptions, on million acres of inventoried roadless areas in Colorado. However, public meetings may be held in Denver and Paonia, Colorado after the release of the SDEIS and proposed rule.

Background. On July 3, (77 FR ), the USDA promulgated the Colorado Roadless Rule, a state-specific regulation for management of Colorado Roadless Areas. Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Areas - Supplemental # Commenting on This Project.

Commenting on This Project. Comments, including anonymous comments, will be accepted at any time. However, comments posted after the close of a designated comment period may not be able to be given full consideration. Anonymous comments and comments.

The Colorado Department of Revenue implements a highly collaborative process when developing regulations. The Department may assemble work groups made up of stakeholders and subject matter experts to deliberate and provide direction and guidance for the proposed language with which to begin its formal rulemaking process.

Colorado Springs Glenwood Springs Grand Junction §¨¦ 76 §¨¦ 25 §¨¦ 70 §¨¦ MAP 6 Alternative 4- Colorado Roadless Areas Upper Tier Acres MAP 6 ** Map Key ** National Forest System Lands (Administrative Boundaries) Major Roads Colorado Roadless Areas (CRAs) Alternative 4 Upper Tier Acres 0 5 10 20 30 40 Miles§.

The Colorado Roadless Rule is a State-specific rule that provides direction for conserving and managing approximately million acres of Colorado Roadless Areas (CRAs) on National Forest System (NFS) lands within the state of Colorado. The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is initiating a public rulemaking process to address the management of roadless areas on National Forest System lands within the State of Colorado.

This rulemaking is the result of a petition submitted by Governor Bill Ritter on behalf of the. This feature class describes the boundaries of Roadless Areas designated by the Colorado Roadless Rule of and managed by the U.S.

Forest Service. These roadless areas were designated by administrative rulemaking to provide management direction for conservation of roadless area characteristics while addressing Colorado. proposed rule have been revised, in preparation for the publication of a revised version of a Colorado Roadless rule.

This report summarizes the regulatory impact analysis for the proposed Colorado Roadless Rule (proposed rule) as directed by Executive Order (E.O.) issued Septemon Regulatory Planning and Review. Inventoried Roadless Areas are a group of United States Forest Service lands that have been identified by government reviews as lands without existing roads that could be suitable for roadless area conservation as wilderness or other non-standard protections.

The Inventoried Roadless areas include approximat, acres (, km 2) of land in 40 states and Puerto Rico. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Roadless Rules: The Struggle for the Last Wild Forests at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.

An advisory panel appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review state management plans for the roadless areas questioned some of the exemptions in Colorado’s proposal during hearings. You are subscribed to Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Areas Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

This information has recently been updated, and is now available. USDA granted an day extension of the comment period in response for adequate time to review documents and provide input on the proposed rule and the supplemental draft EIS over the holiday. Taken from: Rulemaking for Colorado Roadless Areas, Volume II, Final Environmental Impact Statement MayChapter 2 Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action, pg.

North Fork Coal Mining Area This alternative designa acres of CRAs on the GMUG National Forests as the North Fork coal mining area. Temporary road construction and.

A new bill in Congress, the Roadless Area Conservation Act ofwould give the Roadless Rule the full force of law. That means the Trump administration — or any future administration — would no longer have the authority to exempt the Tongass from Roadless Rule protections A proposed rule for Colorado roadless areas was issued on Apwith the Forest Service proposing more than twice as many acres to be protected at the highest.

For example, in Colorado we had acres that weren’t really roadless in IRA’s and areas that should have been in IRA’s that weren’t. Swapping them around seemed like a good idea. I am generally a fan of the Rule and think it was a great policy step forward (even in the early 90’s the idea was an alternative within the RPA Program).

from roadless areas for all alternatives. In addition, the Colorado roadless areas (CRAs) under the proposed rule exclude ski areas and current inventoried roadless areas that do not meet roadless criteria (referred to as substantially altered areas), but include new roadless acres that meet roadless.

(- promoted by Colorado Pols)A gap between the effective dates between the Roadless Area Conservation Rule and an 11th-hour attempt by the Bush administration to roll-back those protections could open areas of Colorado's roadless National Forests to new oil and gas roads.

The Denver Post reports: The Forest. Roadless area conservation is a conservation policy limiting road construction and the resulting environmental impact on designated areas of public the United States, roadless area conservation has centered on U.S.

Forest Service areas known as inventoried roadless most significant effort to support the conservation of these efforts was the Forest Service Roadless Area.Feds release Colorado roadless forest plan.Teaching comprehensive medical care, a psychological study of a change in medical education by Kenneth R Hammond (Book); Proud past--bright future; a history of the College of Engineering at the University of Colorado, by Siegfried Mandel (Book).