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NOTICE OF PRESCRIBED OPEN BURNING APPROVAL

NOTICE OF PRESCRIBED OPEN

BURNING APPROVAL

PB-141409

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.

12-092  3/28/2012  31552710

  • March 5
    Go Club meeting Thursday
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • March 5
    Gospel jam & sing at Gnaw Bone church
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • March 5
    Nashville Town Council
    6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 5
    Bluebird Club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 5
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BCJHS, 95 School House Lane
  • March 5
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 5
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 6
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 6
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 6
    Live band at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 7
    Meet your legislators at County Office Building
    10 a.m. County Office Building, 201 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Meet 'Wilderness Plots' author at the library
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 7
    Music celebration at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 7
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 7
    Live music at winery
    7 to 10 p.m. Chateau Thomas Winery, Coachlight Square, 225 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 8
    'Wilderness Plots'-themed concert planned
    4 p.m. BCHS, 235 School House Lane
  • March 8
    Brown County bridal tour slated
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m. various locations
  • March 8
    'SpongeBob Movie' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 9
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 10
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • March 10
    Soil & water conservation district to celebrate 62 years
    6 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • March 10
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • March 10
    Widowed group euchre party
    1 p.m. Sycamore Valley Community Center, 746 Memorial Drive
  • March 10
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. Brown County Presbyterian Fellowship, 602 State Road 135 North
  • March 10
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive; CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • March 11
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 12
    Rotary Club
    7:15 a.m. Artist Colony Inn, 105 S. Van Buren St.
  • March 12
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 12
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 13
    Bingo
    5 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North.
  • March 14
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • March 14
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    7:30 p.m. Brown County State Park, State Road 46 East
  • March 18
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • March 19
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • March 20
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 20
    Widowed group
    12:20 p.m. Brown County IGA parking lot, 30 Hawthorne Dr.; St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • March 21
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • March 21
    Jackson Township VFD yard sale
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jackson Township Fire Department, 4831 Helmsburg Road
  • March 27
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • April 9
    BC photography club
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • April 24
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 25
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont
  • April 26
    County history center dedication slated
    2 p.m. Brown County History Center, 90 E. Gould
  • April 26
    Wildflower foray slated at historic site
    TC Steele State Historic Site, 4220 T.C. Steele Road, Belmont