Author Topic: Off-highway vehicle (OHV) use designations Kuna and Cascade Land Use Plans  (Read 1346 times)

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Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental Documents and Proposed
Plan Amendments for Off-Highway Vehicle Use Designations in the Kuna
and Cascade Land Use Plans, Ada and Payette Counties, ID

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.


SUMMARY: In compliance 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) Boise
District Office, Four Rivers Field Office, Boise, Idaho, intends to
prepare environmental assessments (EA) that will evaluate the effects
of amending the 1983 Kuna Management Framework Plan (KMFP) and the 1988
Cascade Resource Management Plan (CRMP) to address off-highway vehicle
(OHV) use designations. By this notice, the BLM is announcing the
beginning of the scoping process to solicit public comments and
identify issues.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the KMFP
and CRMP amendments with associated EAs. The dates and locations of any
scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through
local news media, mailings to interested individuals, and on the BLM
Idaho Web site In order to be included in the
analyses, all comments on issues may be submitted in writing until July
5, 2012 or 30 days after the last public meeting, whichever is later.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments on issues and planning criteria related to
the KMFP and CRMP amendments and associated EAs by any of the following
     Fax: (208) 384-3326.
     Mail: BLM Boise District Office, 3948 Development Avenue,
Boise, Idaho 83705, ATTN: Larry Ridenhour.
    Documents related to this proposal may be examined at the Boise
District Office or online at All comments must contain the name and address of the submitter, regardless of delivery method, in order to be considered.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Humphrey, Four Rivers Field
Manager, 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705 or phone 208-384-
3430. 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 (8:00
a.m.-4:30 p.m.). FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to
leave a message or a question. You will receive a reply during normal
business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM Four Rivers Field Office, Boise,
Idaho, intends to prepare Land Use Plan amendments for the 1983 KMFP
and 1988 CRMP and hereby announces the beginning of the scoping process
and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria to be addressed
in the EAs. The KMFP and CRMP planning areas are located in Ada and
Payette counties, Idaho, and encompass approximately 1,416,000 acres of
public land. The proposed actions, however, would affect no more than
7,670 acres within these planning areas. The purpose of the public
scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the
scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide
the planning processes. Preliminary issues for the land use plan
amendment areas have been identified by BLM personnel; Federal, State,
and local agencies; and other stakeholders. Known issues include
special status species (i.e., slickspot peppergrass, Packard's
milkvetch, and southern Idaho ground squirrel), vegetation communities,
special area designations, cultural resources, soils, recreational
uses, livestock grazing, and unauthorized OHV trespass. Preliminary
planning criteria include:
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