Notice of Availability of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana
Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendments and Draft
Environmental Impact Statement
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) and the Forest
Service (USFS) have prepared a Draft Land Use Plan (LUP) Amendments and
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for managing Greater Sage-
Grouse (GRSG) in the Idaho and Southwestern Montana sub-region, and by
this notice are announcing the opening of the comment period.
DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM and the USFS
must receive written comments on the Draft LUP Amendments/Draft EIS
within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency
publishes notice of the Draft LUP Amendments/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 Idaho and
Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Draft LUP Amendments/Draft EIS
by any of the following methods:
Mail: BLM--Greater Sage-grouse EIS, 1387 S. Vinnell Way,
Boise ID 83709.
Copies of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse
Draft LUP Amendments/Draft EIS are available at the BLM Idaho State
Office, 1387 S. Vinnell Way, Boise ID 83709, or online at: http://www.blm.gov/id/st/en/prog/nepa_register/sage-grouse_rmp_revision.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brent Ralston, the Idaho and
Southwestern Montana Sub Regional Project Lead, telephone 208-373-3812;
see address above; 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 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 and the Forest Service prepared the
Idaho and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Draft LUP Amendments
and Draft EIS to address a range of alternatives focused on specific
conservation measures across the Idaho and Southwestern Montana range
of the GRSG. This Draft LUP Amendments/Draft EIS is one of 15 separate
planning efforts that are being undertaken as part of the BLM and
Forest Service National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy. The
Draft LUP Amendments/Draft EIS proposes to amend the LUPs for field
offices on BLM and National Forest lands within the Idaho and southwest
Montana sub-region boundaries. The current management decisions for
resources are described in the following resource management plans
(RMPs)/land resource management plans (LRMPs):Read the full notice at... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-01/html/2013-26260.htm