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NOTICE OF PRESCRIBED OPEN BURNING APPROVAL

NOTICE OF PRESCRIBED OPEN

BURNING APPROVAL

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Notice is hereby given that an approval pursuant to 326 IAC 4-1 has been granted to Ryan Woods, Installation Forester, Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center for Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh in  Bartholomew, Brown, and Johnson Counties, to conduct a multiple-unit prescribed burn totaling about 6,041 acres of natural woody products, grasses, and other natural growth for management of: wildlife habitat, invasive species, and range safety through the reduction of fuel load to prevent wildfires.  Of these 6,041 acres approved for burning, due to the uncontrollable variables imposed by weather and unpredictable training schedules at a military training facility, in an average year about 2,500 acres will be burned.  The burn units are located in 3 areas: Training Areas, Impact Area, and Air To Ground Range.  There are 21 burn units within the Training Areas totaling 3,395 acres which are divided into 55 burn sections ranging in size from 1 to 242 acres with the average being 62 acres.  There are 9 burn sections totaling 2,268 acres within the Impact Area ranging in size from 14 to 1,076 acres, with the average being 252 acres. The Air To Ground Range is 378 acres.  There are three types of open burning conducted at Camp Atterbury and the three types are conducted at the following legal land description areas:

Multi Purpose Burning For Management of Wildlife/Invasive Species/ Fuel-Load- Reduction:

1.  E1/2, NE1/2, SEC 27, T 11N, R 4E  2.  SE1/4, SEC 27, T11N, R 4E.extending into SE1/4, SW1/4, SEC 27  3.  NE1/4, NE1/4, SEC 34, T11N, R4E extending into SE1/4, NE1/4, SEC 34  4.  NW1/4, NE1/4, SEC 34, T11N, R4E extending into NE1/4, NW 1/4 Sec 34  5.  NW1/4, SEC 35, T11N, R4E  6.  S1/2, SW1/4, SEC 35, T11N, R 4E  7.  E1/2, SE1/4, SEC 35, T11N, R4E  8.  SE 1/4, NE1/4, SEC 35, T11N, R4E  9.  W1/2, SW1/4, SEC 36, T11N, R4E extending into SW1/4, NW1/4, SEC 36  10.  NW1/4, SEC 2. T10N, R4E  11.  SE1/4, SEC 32, T11N, R5E extending into N1/2, NW1/4. SEC 5, T10N,R5E  12.  E1/2, NW1/4, SEC 3, T10N,R4E extending into SE1/4, SW1/4, SEC 34, T11N, R4E  13.  E1/2, SE1/4, SEC 3, T10N, R4E extending into NE1/4, NE1/4, SEC 10, T10N, R4E  14.  NE1/4, SEC 5, T10N, R5E  15.  S1/2, NE1/4,SEC 6, T10N, R5E  16.  E1/2, SEC 6, T10N, R5E extending southeast into SE1/4, SEC 6  17.  N2/3, NW1/4. SEC 29, T10N, R5E extending into NW1/4, NE1/4, SEC 29  18.  N1/2, NW1/4, SEC 12, T9N, R4E  19.  E1/2, SEC 1, T10N, R4E  20.  W1/2, SEC 1, T10N,R4E  21.  NW1/4, NW1/4, SEC 18, T9N, R4E. 22. SW ¼, Sec 20, T10N, R5E 23.  NW ¼  NE ¼, SEC 32, T11N, R5E  24.  NW ¼, SEC 16, T10N, R5E 25.  SE 1/2, NE ¼, SEC 17, T11, R5E.

Training Burning/Reduction of Fuel Load For Range Safety To Prevent Uncontrolled Fires:

NE1/4, SEC 3, T10N, R 4E  2.  E1/2, SW1/4, SEC 3, T10N, R 4E extending into W1/2, SE1/4, SEC 3 and continuing south into NE1/4, SEC 10, T10N, R4E and into portions of the N1/2, SE1/4, SEC 10  3.  NW1/4, SE1/4, SEC 25, T10N, R4E continuing into the SE¼, NE ¼, SEC 25  4.  SE1/4 . NE ¼ SEC 8, T10N, R5E  5.  S1/2, SE1/4, SEC 8, T10N, R5E.

Portions Of The General Impact Area, The Four Identifying Corners Of Which Are Located As  Follows:

NW Corner- Halfway down the dividing line between SEC 2 & 3, T10N, R4E; NE Corner - The corner of the Juncture of SEC 5, 6, 7, & 8, T10N, R4E  SW Corner – Located centrally in the SW1/4, SE1/4, SEC 27, T10N, R4E  SE Corner – Halfway down the divide line between SEC 19 & 20, T10N, R5E

Multi Purpose Training Range (MPTR)

1.  SE1/4, SEC 34, T10N, R4E 2.  SW1/, SEC 35, T10N, R4E 3.   E1/2 SEC 3, T9N, R4E 4.  NW1/4, NW1/4, SEC 2, T9N, R4E and 5.  NW1/4, SW1/4, SEC 2, T9N, R4E

New 2012 Burn Areas For Control of Invasive Species and Fuel Load Reduction

1.  SE ¼ OF THE SW ¼, SEC 13, T11N, R4E, 2.  E ½, SEC 24, T11N, R4E, 3.  NE ¼, NW ¼, SEC 24, T11N, R4E, 4.  SE ¼ NW ¼ SEC 24, T11N, R4E, 5. NE ¼ SW ¼, SEC 24, T11N, R4E, 6. SE ¼, SW ¼, SEC 24, T11N, R4E, 7. SW ¼, NW ¼, SEC 19, T11N, R5E, 8. SW ¼, SEC 19, T11N, R5E, 9. E ½, SEC 25, T11N, R4E, 10. NE ¼, NW ¼, SEC 25, T11N, R4E, 11. NW ¼, SEC 30, T11N, R4E, 12. NW ¼, SW ¼, SEC 30, T11N, R5E, 13. SW ¼, SE ¼, SEC 30, T11N, R5E, 14. SE ¼, SW ¼, SEC 30, T11N, R5E, 15. SE ¼, SE ¼, SEC 30, T11N, R5E.

Any affected person wishing to challenge this decision is required by Indiana Code Section (IC) 4-21.5-3-7 to file a petition for administrative review.  (Please note that a “petition for administrative review” is not a compilation of interested party signatures but is a legal document, the requirements of which are described in IC 4-21.5-3-7.)  The petition must include facts demonstrating that you are either the applicant, a person aggrieved or adversely affected by the decision, or otherwise entitled to review by law.  The petition must be submitted in writing to the Office of Environmental Adjudication, 100 North Senate Avenue, Indiana Government Center North, Room N-501E, Indianapolis, Indiana  46204, within fifteen (15) days of the publication of this newspaper notice.

Pursuant to IC 13-14-8-11 (formerly IC 13-7-7-6), IC 4-21.5-5 and IC 4-21.5-3-7, this decision will become effective fifteen (15) days of the publication date of this newspaper notice or, in the case of individuals who have received personal notifications, eighteen (18) days after the mailing date of this Notice of Approval unless a petition for review is submitted by an affected party.  Pursuant to IC 4-21.5-3-5(d), the Office of Environmental Adjudication will provide an interested party with notice of any pre-hearing conferences, preliminary hearing, or orders disposing of the review of this decision if a written request is submitted to the Office of Environmental Adjudication.

A copy of the Approval decision along with further information regarding the appeal process is available for inspection and copying at the Bartholomew County Health Department, 440 Third Street, Suite 303, Columbus; the Brown County Health Department, County Office Building, Nashville;  and the Johnson County Health Department, 86 West Court Street, Franklin, and at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth Street, Columbus; the Brown County Public Library, 205 Locust Lane, Nashville; and at the Edinburgh Wright-Hageman Public Library, 119 West Main Cross, Edinburgh.

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  • April 28
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • April 28
    BC Convention & Visitors Bureau
    8:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • April 28
    BC Area Plan Commission
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 28
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • April 29
    BC Board of Zoning Appeals
    6 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • April 29
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • April 29
    Lake Lemon Conservancy District Board
    6 p.m. Benton Township Senior Center, 7606 State Road 45, Unionville
  • April 29
    BC Sheriff's Merit Board
    4 p.m. Sheriff's Office, Law Enforcement Center, 55 State Road 46 East
  • April 30
    Go Club at the library
    4 to 6 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 30
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 1
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 1
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 1
    'Back to the Future' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 2
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 2
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Morel Mushroom sale & festival at state park Nature Center
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • May 2
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Festival dance planned
    6 to 10 p.m. The Seasons Lodge, 560 State Road 46 East
  • May 2
    Spring Blossom Parade and food drive downtown
    11 a.m. downtown Nashville
  • May 3
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 3
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    Noon to 2 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • May 3
    'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • May 3
    Antique tractor, engine and machinery show at the fairgrounds
    7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brown County 4-H fairgrounds
  • May 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • May 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • May 6
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 7
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 7
    Quartet featured with gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • May 7
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • May 8
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • May 9
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • May 9
    Open house conducted at New Song
    9 to 11 a.m. New Song Mission, 7202 Keith Donaldson Road, Freetown
  • May 11
    BC Election Board
    2 p.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • May 13
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • May 14
    Local Coordinating Council
    8 a.m. Comm. Corrections Office, Suite B, lower level of Veterans Hall, 902 Deer Run Lane,
  • May 16
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • May 16
    Rock & mineral club
    6 p.m. Extension Office, 802 Memorial Drive at the fairgrounds
  • May 16
    Historic site hosts outdoor art contest
    7 a.m. to 4 p.m. TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • June 20
    Pollinator Awareness Day at state park Nature Center
    9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)