The public comment period opens today on EPA’s Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Upper Coeur d’Alene Basin. Documents are available for review on the web at http://go.usa.gov/igD. You can also view the documents on CD-ROM at North Idaho College’s Molstead Library, Wallace Public Library, Spokane Public Library, St. Maries Library, Kellogg Public Library, and EPA’s Coeur d’Alene Office. Key documents include the Proposed Plan, its transmittal letter, the Proposed Plan Fact Sheet, and the Executive Summary of the Draft Final Focused Feasibility Study.
Comments are due August 25, 2010. Send them by email to email@example.com or by mail to Coeur d’Alene Basin Team, EPA, 1200 6th Avenue, Suite 900, ECL-113, Seattle, WA 98101. We encourage you to comment. Although there will be more opportunities to be involved, this is your best time to influence the overall Upper Basin cleanup plan.
Come to the Open House and Public Meeting on August 4, 2010. Shoshone Medical Center, Health & Education Center, 858 Commerce Drive, Smelterville, ID 83868 5-6:30 p.m. Open House: View displays, ask questions, visit with project managers, submit written comments. 7-8:30 p.m. Public Meeting: Hear a presentation, submit written comments, present oral comments for the record.
Blogging will (hopefully) be light, if at all, this week. (There are a LOT of pine beetles to see here.) But there are a scant 45 days to get comments to EPA on a cleanup plan covering the the next 50 to 90 years. We figured you’d want to get started.