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« on: July 18, 2013, 05:46:53 am »

Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the
Bering Sea-Western Interior Planning Area, Alaska and Associated
Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Anchorage Field Office, Anchorage, Alaska, intends to prepare a
Resource Management Plan (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact
Statement (EIS) for the RMP for the Bering Sea-Western Interior (BSWI)
Planning Area and by this notice announces the beginning of the scoping
process to solicit public comments and identify issues. The RMP will
replace the existing 1981 Southwest Planning Area Management Framework
Plan and portions of the 1986 Central Yukon RMP Record of Decision.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP and
associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing until
December 16, 2013.

    The date(s) and location(s) of any scoping meetings will be
announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers
and the BLM Web site at: www.blm.gov/ak. All comments must be received
prior to the close of the 150-day scoping period or 15 days after the
last public meeting, whichever is later. Additional opportunities for
public participation will be announced upon publication of the Draft
RMP/EIS.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Bering Sea-Western Interior RMP/EIS by any of the
following methods:
     In person at public scoping meetings in communities within
the planning area. The BLM will announce the meeting dates, times and
specific locations through news releases and on the BLM Web site at
www.blm.gov/ak
     Web site: www.blm.gov/ak
     email: BSWI_RMP_COMMENT@blm.gov
     fax: 907-267-1267
     mail: BLM Anchorage Field Office, Attention--BSWI RMP,
4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507
    Documents pertinent to this planning effort may be examined at the
BLM Anchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, and on
the BLM Alaska Web site: www.blm.gov/ak.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have
your name added to our mailing list, contact RMP Team Lead, Anchorage
Field Office, telephone: 907-267-1246; address: BLM Anchorage Field
Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507; email: BSWI_RMP_COMMENT@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. FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a
question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during
normal business hours.

For the full notice...   http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-07-18/html/2013-17224.htm
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