2017 Rodman Dam Litigation

On October 10, 2017, the Florida Defenders of the Environment filed a complaint against the United States Forest Service (USFS).  The plaintiff alleges that the USFS has violated federal laws (FLPMA, NEPA) by allowing the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to continue to occupy the land associated with Rodman Dam wihtout a valid special use permit.  The case name is officially "Florida Defenders of the Environment, Bruce Kaster and Joseph Little v. USFS, No 3:17-cv-01128-HES-JBT(MD, FL)."

The documents below are from the administrative record filed by the USFS on March 29, 2018.  Other documents from the adminitrative record are available as part of the public record (docket information above) or upon request from Michelle Burnett, National Forests in Florida Public Services Staff Officer, at michelleburnett@fs.fed.us.  

 

Documents (note that document numbers and names correspond to those in the administrative record index):

 

Administrative record index

 

1. 1946 09 17 Plat of C-117b

2. 1992 03 09 Letter from Fla Atty Gen to US Army Corps

3. 1994 01 21 USFS OGM Special Use Permit

4. 1996 02 21 USFS JClutts letter to PWorley re improvements

5. 1998 12 03 SU Application

6. 1998 12 28 SU Amendment 1

7. 1998 12 xx MKearney letter re permit extension

8. 1999 02 xx NF in FL FEIS for the revised LRMP (large file)

9. 1999 02 xx NF in FL Revised LRMP

10. 2000 03 30 FLDEP Rodman Dam SU Application

11. 2000 05 10 SU Amendment 2

12. 2000 07 14 FLOGT Rodman Dam SU Application

13. 2001 03 20 Federal Register notice of intent to prepare a draft EIS

14. 2001 03 xx USFS DEIS (large file)

15. 2001 06 27 FDE KJackson comments on DEIS

16. 2001 12 xx Record of Decision USFS

17. 2001 12 xx USFS FEIS Appendices (large file)

18. 2001 12 xx USFS FEIS (large file)

19. 2002 01 04 MKearney decision letter

20. 2002 01 07 Legal notice of decision

21. 2002 03 06 HR 3888

22. 2002 05 30 MKearney letter to DStruhs

23. 2002 06 30 GHemingway email re FDE letter

24. 2002 07 19 BBallard letter

25. 2002 07 26 USFS MKearney letter to BBallard

26. 2002 12 18 JSiry email to GHemingway

27. 2003 03 04 FDE JSiry letter to SenBGraham

28. 2003 06 20 FDE JSiry letter to MKearney

29. 2004 03 01 BBallard letter

30. 2009 08 28 BPaben letter

31. 2010 03 19 SMatthews letter to BBallard and attachments

32. 2012 04 12 USDA JMcWhirter letter to Earthjustice

33. 2013 02 11 USFS SMatthews letter to HVinyard

34. 2013 06 18 SMatthews letter to CTortorici re consultation

35. 2013 07 15 DJennings letter to SMatthews re consultation

36. 2013 09 06 SMatthews letter to DGuest re consultation

37. 2014 03 24 USFS Rodman ownership map (large file)

38. 2014 03 26 USFS SMatthews letter to ESumma re ownership

39. 2015 xx xx Browner and MacKay letter to TTidwell

40. 2016 03 16 USFS inundated lands map

41. 2016 12 05 JWest Petition for rulemaking

42. 2017 01 04 TIngram letter to TVilsack and TTidwell re petition

43. 2017 03 07 USFS GCasamassa response to petition

44. 2018 06 29 USFS GCasamassa revised response to petition

 





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