Bog Creek Road Project Environmental Impact Statement
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF) have prepared a joint draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to identify and assess potential impacts upon the environment of: repairing and maintaining an approximately 5.6-mile section of the existing Bog Creek Road, which is located in the Selkirk Mountains in Boundary County, Idaho, within approximately two miles of the Canadian border, on land within the Blue-Grass Bear Management Unit (BMU) that is managed by the IPNF; and closing for motorized use additional roads within the Blue-Grass BMU to comply with the IPNF Forest Plan Amendments for Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones and reduce road density in the Blue-Grass BMU.
The Notice of Availability (NOA) for the draft EIS was published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2018, and can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/01/2018-11766/notice-of-availability-of-the-bog-creek-road-project-draft-environmental-impact-statement.
The public comment period has been extended from July 16, 2018, and now expires on July 31, 2018. The notice contains instruction on how to submit comments on the draft EIS.
The Federal Register notice of reopening of comment period can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/20/2018-15684/bog-creek-road-project-draft-environmental-impact-statement-reopening-of-comment-period.
The Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare the EIS was published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2016, and can be found here: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/04/27/2016-09790/notice-of-intent-to-prepare-a-joint-environmental-impact-statement-and-to-conduct-public-scoping.
Comments received during initial scoping and the NOI scoping period were summarized in a Scoping Report and Addendum.