Notice of Availability of the Draft Tri-County Resource
Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Las
Cruces District Office, New Mexico
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of availability.
SUMMARY: In accordance 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) has prepared a
Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) for the Tri-County planning area in the Las Cruces
District Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the
public 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 filing 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 Tri-County Draft RMP/
Draft EIS by any of the following methods:
Web site: www.blm.gov/nm/tricountyrmp
Fax: 575-525-4412, Attention: Tri-County Comments
Mail: BLM Las Cruces District Office, 1800 Marquess
Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005-3371, Attention: Tri-County
Copies of the Tri-County Draft RMP/Draft EIS are available at the
Las Cruces District Office, at the above address; the New Mexico State
BLM Office at 301 Dinosaur Trail, Santa Fe, NM; the Albuquerque
District BLM Office at 435 Montano Rd. NE., Albuquerque, NM; the
Socorro BLM Field Office at 901 South Highway 85, Socorro, NM; the
Carlsbad BLM Field Office at 620 East Greene St., Carlsbad, NM; and the
Pecos District Office at 2909 West Second St., Roswell, NM.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Montoya, Planning and
Environmental Coordinator; telephone 575-525-4316; address 1800
Marquess Street, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005-3371; email firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 service 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: In the Tri-County Draft RMP/Draft EIS, the
BLM analyzes the environmental consequences of four land use plan
alternatives under consideration for managing approximately 2.8 million
acres of surface estate and 4.0 million acres of subsurface mineral
estate. These lands, administered by the BLM Las Cruces District
Office, are located within Sierra, Otero, and Do[ntilde]a Ana counties
in southern New Mexico.
For the full notice... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-12/html/2013-08534.htm