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Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:25:25 am »
Notice of Availability of the Eastern Interior Proposed Resource
Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, Alaska


AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed
Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement
(EIS) for the Eastern Interior Planning Area in Alaska, in accordance
with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the
Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended. By this
notice, the BLM is announcing the plan's availability.

DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the
conditions as described in the regulations may protest a Proposed RMP/
Final EIS. A person who meets those regulatory conditions and wishes to
file a protest, must file the protest within 30 days of the date that
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of
Availability in the Federal Register.

ADDRESSES: The BLM sent copies of the Eastern Interior Proposed RMP/
Final EIS to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies,
tribal governments, Alaska Native corporations, and other stakeholders.
Copies of the Eastern Interior Proposed RMP/Final EIS are available for
public inspection in both Fairbanks and Anchorage. You can view a copy
at the BLM Fairbanks District Office, 222 University Avenue, Fairbanks,
AK 99709, and at the BLM Alaska State Office, Public Information
Center, 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99513. You can also review a
copy of the Eastern Interior Proposed RMP/Final EIS on the Internet at
www.blm.gov/ak/eirmp.
    All protests to the Eastern Interior Proposed RMP/Final EIS must be
in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses:
    Regular Mail: BLM Director; Attention: Protest Coordinator, WO-210;
P.O. Box 71383; Washington, DC 20024-1383.
    Overnight Delivery: BLM Director; Attention: Protest Coordinator,
WO-210; 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM; Washington, DC 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Jeanie Cole, BLM Planning and
Environmental Coordinator, 907-474-2340, email
eastern_interior@blm.gov.ADDRESS: BLM Fairbanks District Office, 222
University Avenue, Fairbanks AK 99709. 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: The Eastern Interior Proposed RMP/Final EIS
covers approximately 6.5 million acres of BLM-administered lands in
interior Alaska. The plan is divided into four subunits: The Fortymile,
Steese, Upper Black River, and White Mountains subunits. BLM manages
four areas in the planning area as National Conservation Lands (NCL):
The Birch Creek, Beaver Creek, and Fortymile Wild and Scenic Rivers and
the Steese National Conservation Area. In addition to the four NCL
areas, the planning area includes the White Mountains National
Recreation Area. The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act of
1980, as amended (ANILCA), designated and applied special provisions
for the four NCL areas and the White Mountains National Recreation
Area.
    The following BLM plans currently guide management decisions for 4
million acres of the planning area: Fortymile Management Framework Plan
(1980), Fortymile River Management Plan (1983), Birch Creek River
Management Plan (1983), Beaver Creek River Management Plan (1983),
Steese National Conservation Area RMP and Record of Decision (ROD)
(1986), and White Mountains National Recreation Area RMP and ROD
(1986). No land use plans currently cover the remaining 2.5 million
acres of the planning area, including the upper Black River area
and scattered parcels along the highway system.

Full notice...https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-29/html/2016-17963.htm
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