California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice for Determination for the Final North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve Land Management Plan, Butte County, California

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife announces the availability of a draft Negative Declaration prepared for the North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, Butte County. The proposed project is the Land Management Plan for the Reserve. The proposed project would include continuing the existing management of the site, provide direction for future management actions, and describe staffing needs. The project site is located on North Table Mountain and is approximately 3,315 acres about five miles north of the city of Oroville. The site is not listed as a hazardous site under Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.

The Department has reviewed the project and has determined that no significant environmental effects are associated with this project. The Negative Declaration has been prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines (Section 15070 - 15073).

Due to the time limits mandated by state law, comments on the Negative Declaration must be sent at the earliest possible date but not later than 30 days after issuance of this notice. The comment period begins on September 18, 2006 and closes on October 20, 2006. All comments must be received by the Department by 5:00 p.m. on October 20, 2006.

Please send your comments to Armand Gonzales, Supervising Biologist, Fisheries and Wildlife Division, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-4599. You may fax your comments to Mr. Gonzales at (916) 358-2912. Please provide your name and an address or phone number where you may be contacted. The originals of any faxed documents must be received by regular mail within ten working days following the deadline for submission, along with proof of successful fax transmission.

Hard copies of the Negative Declaration and related documents will be available for review at California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 1701 Nimbus Road, Suite A, Rancho Cordova, and at the Graylodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Rd. Gridley. The offices are open between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, M-F.

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