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Posted 1/23/2014

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By Steve Helm


CENWP-PM-E-14-03
30-Day Notice Issue Date: January 24, 2014
Expiration Date: February 24, 2014

Interested parties are hereby notified that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is seeking public comment on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Green Peter Reservoir / Quartzville Road Recreation Improvements, Linn County, Oregon. The Corps proposes to make recreation improvements at Green Peter Reservoir that would include construction of camp sites, roads, trails, shelters, restrooms, a park ranger resident area, a parking area, and an RV dump station. Construction would occur at Whitcomb Creek Park, Moose Creek Park, and Trout Creek Campground and begin as early as 2014. These improvements would be funded by the Linn County Parks and Recreation Department who currently leases Whitcomb Creek Park and plans to lease Moose Creek Park and Trout Creek Campground. Improvements would also include permanent closure of dispersed camping along Quartzville Road on Corps’ land to milepost 17.2 (just beyond Trout Creek) beginning in 2014, which would increase safety and health conditions for campers and reduce harmful impacts to the environment.

The proposed work would improve recreation conditions at Green Peter Reservoir by implementing actions identified in the 2011 Recreation Concept Plan for the area and, by eliminating dispersed camping, would come into compliance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 36, Chapter 3, Part 327.7(a).

Environmental Document: The draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed activity is available for public review and comment on the Corps’ website at: http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Media/Announcements.aspx.

Additional Information and Comments: Questions or comments regarding the draft EA should be directed to Steve Helm, 503-808-4778, Steve.R.Helm@usace.army.mil, or at the address below. Mailed comments must be postmarked by the above closing date and sent to:

District Engineer
U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Portland
Attn: CENWP-PM-E/Steve Helm
P.O. Box 2946
Portland, OR 97208-2946

Please refer to the public notice number CENWP-PM-E-14-03 in your response, title, and date. A response of “no comment” will be assumed if no response is received prior to or postmarked by the above expiration date.

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