Notice of Intent To Prepare a Revision to the Carson City
District Resource Management Plan and Associated Environmental Impact
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Intent.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Carson City
District (CCD), Carson City, Nevada, intends to prepare a Resource
Management Plan (RMP) revision with an associated Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) for the Carson City District, and by this notice is
announcing the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public
comments and identify issues. The BLM will also seek nominations for
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and information on lands
that may possess wilderness characteristics. The RMP will replace the
existing Carson City Field Office Consolidated RMP (2001).
DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP
with associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing
until April 24, 2012. Public scoping meetings will be held in Reno,
Carson City, Yerington, Fallon, Hawthorne, and Minden, Nevada. The
meeting times and addresses will be announced through the local news
media, newsletters, mailings and the BLM project Web site: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carsoncity_field.html
at least 15 days prior to the event.
All comments must be received prior to the close of the 60-day scoping
period or 30 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later.
The BLM will provide additional opportunities for public participation
upon publication of the Draft RMP/EIS.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Carson City RMP/EIS revision by using any of the
Web site: www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carsoncity_field.html
Fax: 775-885-6147 Attention: Carson City RMP.
Mail: Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road,
Carson City, Nevada 89701 Attention: Carson City RMP.
Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Carson City
District Office during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday except holidays.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: And/or to have your name added to the
mailing list, call Colleen Sievers, Project Manager, 775-885-6000, or
. 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: This document provides notice that the BLM
Carson City District intends to prepare an RMP with an associated EIS
for the Carson City District Planning Area, announces the beginning of the scoping process, and seeks public input
on issues and planning criteria. The planning area is located in
portions of 12 counties within 2 States (Washoe, Storey, Carson City,
Douglas, Lyon, Churchill, Mineral, and Nye counties within Nevada; and
Sierra, Alpine, Plumas, and Lassen counties within California), and
encompasses approximately 5 million acres of public land.
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The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the RMP
in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns
identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines
will be involved in the planning process: Wildlife and fisheries;
threatened and endangered species; special status species; vegetation;
invasive and noxious weeds; renewable energy; lands and realty;
minerals management; outdoor recreation; off highway vehicle
transportation; air resources; visual resources; cultural resources and
Native American concerns; paleontology; hydrology; public safety; law
enforcement; fire ecology and management; forestry; rangeland
management; sociology and economics; and Geographic Information