Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan for the
Redding and Arcata Field Offices and an Associated Environmental Impact
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
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, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding and
Arcata Field Offices intend to prepare a Resource Management Plan (RMP)
known as the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan
with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice
announces the beginning of the scoping process to solicit public
comments and identify issues. The RMP will replace the existing Redding
Resource Management Plan (1993) and Arcata Resource Area Resource
Management Plan (1992).
DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP
with the associated EIS. Comments on issues may be submitted in writing
until December 7, 2016
or until 15 days after the last public meeting,
whichever is later. The dates and locations of scoping meetings will be
announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers
and the BLM Web site at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/planAndProjectSite.do?methodName=renderDefaultPlanOrProjectSite&projectId=63960
. In order to be included in the Draft EIS, all comments must be
received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days
after the last public meeting, whichever is later. We will provide
additional opportunities for public participation upon publication of
the Draft EIS.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Northwest California Integrated Resource Management Plan
by any of the following methods:
Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/redding/redding_rmp.html
Fax: (530) 224-2172.
Mail: NCIP Comments, Bureau of Land Management, Redding
Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Drive, Redding, California 96002.
Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the BLM
Redding Field Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Grudzinski, Planning and
Environmental Specialist; telephone (530) 224-2140; address Bureau of
Land Management, Redding Field Office, 6640 Lockheed Drive, Redding,
California 96002; email firstname.lastname@example.org
. Contact Ms. Grudzinski to
add your name to our mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunications
device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at (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: This document provides notice that the BLM
intends to prepare an RMP with an associated EIS for the Redding and
Arcata Field Offices, announces the beginning of the scoping process,
and seeks public input on issues and planning criteria. The planning
area is located in Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity, Siskiyou,
Shasta, Tehama, and Butte Counties, California, and encompasses 396,000
surface acres of public land and 299,000 subsurface (mineral) acres.
The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis,
including but not limited to alternatives and potential expanded or new
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). Preliminary issues for
the planning area have been identified by the BLM; Federal, State, and
local agencies; and other stakeholders. The issues include: Recreation;
Fish and Wildlife; Soil and Water; Forestry, Livestock Grazing;
Wilderness; Cultural Resources; Vegetation; ACECs and how the RMP
should address the Northwest Forest Plan (USDA/USDI 1994).Read the full notice... https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-07/html/2016-26817.htm