TIMBER FOR SALE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT.

PUBLIC NOTICE TIMBER FOR SALE, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT. ORAL AUCTION OR SEALED BIDS as hereinafter designated will be received by the District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, 1717 Fabry Road, S.E., Salem, Oregon 97306, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, for all timber marked or designated for cutting. Before bids are submitted, full information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale and submission of bids, including appraised prices per species, should be obtained from the above District Manager. The right is hereby reserved to waive technical defects in this advertisement and to reject any or all bids. The United States reserves the right to waive any informality in bids received whenever such waiver is in the interest of the United States. This sale notice, first published on July 27, 2018 constitutes the decision document for purposes of protests and appeals, under 43 CFR Subpart 5003 – Administrative Remedies. Protests of any sale listed below must be filed in writing within 15 days after the first publication of this notice. The regulations do not authorize the acceptance of protests in any form other than a signed, written hard copy that is delivered to the physical address of the advertising BLM office. As such the original signed protest must be received by the Tillamook Field Office Manager at 4610 Third Street, Tillamook, OR 97141 by the close of business 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time on the 15th day of the protest period. SBA SET-ASIDE TRACTS: Bidding on set-aside tracts is limited to small business concerns as defined by the Small Business Act. Sec. 3, 72 Stat. 384, 15 U.S.C. 632, and the regulation of the Small Business Administration, Title 13, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 121 as amended. This timber sale is consistent with management direction within the 1995 Salem District Resource Management Plan, as amended, as authorized by the 2016 Northwestern and Coastal Oregon Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan. The South Scappoose Creek project, from which the Number 4 Timber Sale is generated, is consistent with court orders relating to the Survey and Manage mitigation measure of the Northwest Forest Plan, as incorporated into the Salem District Resource Management Plan, including Judge Pechman’s Order from October 11, 2006, stipulating four exemptions. The commercial thinning and density management portion of this project meets one of the specified exemptions, thinning in stands less than 80 years old. Specific project details and NEPA documents are available for review on the DOI/BLM ePlanning Website at https://tinyurl.com/Number4DR. TILLAMOOK FIELD OFFICE IN WASHINGTON COUNTY: OREGON: O&C: ORAL AUCTION: SBA SET-ASIDE: NUMBER 4: All timber designated for cutting on certain Federal lands in Secs. 19 & 29, T. 3 N., R. 2 W., Will. Mer., estimated for the purpose of this sale to be 4,185 M bd. ft. No written bid for less than $1,365,176.70 will be considered. Minimum deposit with written bid is $136,600.00. Publish July 27, August 3, 2018. CCS59724

ad: 59724

Publication: OPC Legals 2

Section: Legals

Start Date: 2018/07/27

End Date: 2018/08/03

Owner: Bureau of Land Management

City: TILLAMOOK

County: Columbia