Early this week, the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), the Idaho Wool Growers Association (IWGA) and the Governor of Idaho individually requested an extension to the deadline for summiting comments on the Payette National Forest Update to the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS).
The U.S. Forest Service (FS), in an immediate response, denied the request for an extension. Suzanne Rainville, forest supervisor, stated that because of the expended time already allowed for comments and because the FS offered opportunities to attend public meetings, she was not granting the request for an extension of the comment period beyond March 22, 2010.
ASI and the IWGA have contracted the services of Holland and Hart to submit comments before the March 22 deadline.
The DSEIS and the supplemental information can be found at www.fs.fed.us/r4/payette/publications/big_horn/index.shtml.