Hat Creek-Westwood PG&E Powerline Clearance USDA Forest Service

Public Notice
Hat Creek-Westwood PG&E Powerline Clearance USDA Forest Service
Lassen National Forest
Lassen and Shasta Counties, CA

The Lassen National Forest (LNF) is proposing to remove hazard trees and reduce fuels immediately contiguous with and adjacent to the Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Hat Creek #1- Westwood 60 kV Transmission line. The project area is located on the Hat Creek and Eagle Lake Ranger Districts on the Lassen National Forest. The northern edge of the project would start approximately 6 miles south from Fall River Mills and terminate 6 miles north of Westwood, CA.

The project footprint is in Shasta and Lassen Counties and incorporates a 200-foot treatment area on each side from centerline of the 60kV Transmission Line for approximately 42 miles. The project is in portions of Township (T) 36 North (N), Range (R) 5 East (E); T35N, R4E; T35N, R5E; T35N, R6E; T34N, R5E; T34N, R6E; T33N, R6E; T33N, R7E; T32N, R7E; T32N, R8E; T31N, R8E; T3N, R9E; T29N, R9E; T28N, R9E; of the Mount Diablo Base Meridian.

The Forest Service is seeking your input as it relates to the proposed action and identification of any issues about the anticipated effects from this proposed action. Please respond by January 4th, 2024, so your comments may be fully considered as we move through the decision-making (“NEPA”) process with this project. A description of the project and a map is available on the Lassen National Forest web page at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/lassen/?project=64922

Comments, written or oral, may be submitted to: Debra Bumpus, Forest Supervisor, ATTN: Hat Creek-Westwood PG&E Powerline Clearance, 2550 Riverside Road, Susanville, CA 96130. Written comments can also be delivered between 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, at the Lassen National Forest Supervisor’s Office, located at the same address. Electronic comments in acceptable plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), portable document format (.pdf), or MS Word (.doc or .docx), may be submitted to: comments-pacificsouthwest- lassen@usda.gov using Subject: Westwood-Hat Creek. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, are part of the public record for this proposed action.

Projects that are categorically excluded are not subject to pre-decisional administrative review or administrative appeal. Further, they are not subject to legal notice and comment under the pre-decisional review process (36 CFR 218.23).

A decision regarding this proposal is expected by March of 2024. Thank you for your interest in the environmental analysis process on the Lassen National Forest. For more information on the project please contact Amy King, by phone at (530) 252-5883 or by email at amy.king@usda.gov or Nancy Barerra at (530) 257-2151 or by email at nancy.barrera@usda.gov.