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« on: September 16, 2011, 05:04:09 am »

Notice of Availability of Draft Resource Management Plan and
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Colorado River Valley
Field Office, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has
prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) for the Colorado River Valley Field Office and
by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive
written comments on the Draft RMP/Draft EIS within 90 days following
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice of
the Draft RMP/Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce
future meetings or hearings and any other public participation
activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media
releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Colorado River Valley
Draft RMP/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo.
     E-mail: co_crvrmp@blm.gov.
     Fax: (970) 876-9090.
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Colorado River Valley
Field Office, RMP Comments, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, Colorado
81652.
    Copies of the Colorado River Valley DRMP/Draft EIS are available in
the Colorado River Valley Field Office at the above address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Russell, RMP Project Manager,
telephone: (970) 876-9025; see address above; e-mail:
jdrussell@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business
hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a
message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft RMP/Draft EIS addresses public
lands and resources managed by the Colorado River Valley Field Office
(formerly the Glenwood Springs Field Office) in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa,
Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties, Colorado. These lands are
currently managed under the 1984 Glenwood Springs RMP, as amended. The
planning area includes approximately 505,000 BLM-administered surface
acres and approximately 707,000 subsurface acres of Federal mineral
estate.
    Decisions in the Colorado River Valley RMP will only apply to BLM-
administered public lands and federally owned subsurface mineral
estate. Except for addressing the wild and scenic river suitability for
stream segments determined to be eligible, the Draft RMP/Draft EIS does
not address the decisions made in the Roan Plateau Planning Area RMP
Amendment and EIS (2008).

For the full notice ... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-16/html/2011-23621.htm
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