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« on: November 24, 2011, 01:46:59 am »

SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (NEPA), 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 Baker Resource Area of the BLM Vale
District 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/EIS within 90 days following the date
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this notice of the Draft
RMP/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 Draft Baker RMP/EIS
by any of the following methods:
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/bakerrmp/contact.php.
     Email: BakerRMP@blm.gov.
     Fax: (541) 523-1965.
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Baker Field Office, P.O.
Box 947, Baker City, Oregon 97814.
    Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS are available in the Baker Field Office
at the above address or may be viewed at: http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/bakerrmp/index.php.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Kuehl, RMP Team Leader, at
(541) 523-1931 or Ted Davis, BLM Baker Field Manager, at (541) 523-1431
at the above mailing address or via email at BakerRMP@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 Planning Area is located in Baker,
Malheur, Union, Wallowa, Morrow, and Umatilla Counties in Oregon and in
Asotin County, Washington. This planning activity encompasses
approximately 428,425 acres of public lands. The RMP will fulfill the
needs and obligations set forth by NEPA, FLPMA, and BLM management
policies. This Baker RMP/EIS will revise the existing Baker RMP of 1989
and provide the Baker Field Office with an updated framework in which
to administer public lands. This RMP/EIS addresses new issues, changes
in resource conditions, and changes in resource management practices
since the Baker RMP of 1989.

To read the full notice http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-11-25/html/2011-30212.htm
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