Notice of Availability of the North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse
Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of Availability.
SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a
North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG) Draft Resource Management Plan
(RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the
North Dakota Field Office 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 Amendment/Draft EIS within 90 days
after the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its notice
of the Draft RMP Amendment/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 North Dakota GRSG
Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:
Web site: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/north_dakota_field.html
Mail: BLM--North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse EIS, 5001
Southgate Drive, Billings MT 59101.
Copies of the North Dakota GRSG Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS are
available at the North Dakota Field Office at: 99 23rd Ave. W.,
Dickinson, ND, or on the Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/north_dakota_field.html
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ruth Miller, Team Lead, telephone 406-
896-5023; see address and email above. Persons who use a
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-253-4093 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 BLM prepared the North Dakota GRSG Draft
RMP Amendment and Draft EIS to address a range of alternatives focused
on specific conservation measures across the North Dakota range of the
GRSG. This Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS is one of 15 separate planning
efforts that are being undertaken as part of the BLM's and U.S. Forest
Service's (USFS) National GRSG Planning Strategy. The Draft RMP
Amendment/Draft EIS proposes to amend the North Dakota RMP. The current
management decisions for resources are described in the North Dakota
RMP (1988).For the full notice.... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-09-27/html/2013-23485.htm