US WEST Communications has filed a request with the Fishlake National Forest for permission to install a fiber optic cable in Clear Creek Canyon, about 25 miles southwest of Richfield.
Forest Supervisor Tobias A. Martinez has approved the request to install the cable 3 feet deep in the borrow area along a county road."It is my impression that this proposal is totally compatible with management direction land current use of the area affected," he said.
An environmental assessment was prepared prior to Martinez's decision.
The decision is subject to administrative review, however. In doing so, a copy of the notice of appeal must be filed with the regional forester in Ogden by early September.
Additional information about the project may be obtained by contacting Ranger Doug Reid at the Fillmore Ranger District in Fillmore, telephone 743-5721.