The Apache Leap Special Management Area Management Plan Project Final Environmental Assessment (EA) was released in August 2017. This errata sheet documents corrections to the text of the published EA, and should be reviewed along with the final EA. These corrections reflect instruction provided by the Objection Reviewing Officer in letters in December 2017. These corrections are consistent with direction given in Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Chapter 10, Section 18.
Environmental Assessment & Finding of No Significant Impact
The Forest Service prepared this environmental assessment (EA) to determine whether amending the forest plan and implementing the contents of the Apache Leap SMA management plan may significantly affect the quality of the human environment and thereby require the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). By preparing this EA, they are fulfilling agency policy and direction to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act. For more details on the proposed action, see the “Proposed Action and Alternatives” section of this document.