Notice of Intent To Amend the Resource Management Plan for the
Tres Rios Field Office and Prepare an Associated Environmental
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act
(NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management
Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Tres Rios Field Office, Dolores, Colorado, intends to prepare a
Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment with an associated
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Tres Rios Field Office to
evaluate the management of 18 potential Areas of Critical Environmental
Concern (ACEC) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of the
scoping process to solicit public comments and identify issues.
DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process for the RMP
Amendment with an associated EA. Comments on issues may be submitted in
writing until April 4, 2016
. The BLM will announce the date(s) and
location(s) of any scoping meetings at least 15 days in advance through
local news media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/nepa/TRFO_NEPA.html
. The BLM must receive all
comments prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period or 15 days
after the last public meeting, whichever is later, in order to include
them in the analysis. We will provide additional opportunities for
public participation as appropriate.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria
related to the Tres Rios Field Office RMP ACEC Amendment EA by any of
the following methods:
Web site: www.blm.gov/co/st/en/BLM_Information/nepa/TRFO_NEPA.html
Fax: (970) 240-5367.
Mail: BLM, 2465 S. Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401.
Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Tres
Rios Field Office, Dolores Public Lands Center, 29211 Highway 184,
Dolores, CO 81323.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gina Jones, District NEPA Coordinator;
telephone (970) 240-5381; address 2465 S. Townsend Ave. Montrose, CO
81401; email BLM_CO_TRFO_ACEC@blm.gov.
Contact Gina Jones to have your
name added to our mailing list. 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, seven 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
Tres Rios Field Office, Dolores, Colorado, intends to prepare an RMP
Amendment with an associated EA for the Tres Rios Field Office,
announces the beginning of the scoping process, and seeks public input
on issues and planning criteria. The amendment planning area is located
in Dolores, Montezuma, Montrose, San Juan and San Miguel counties in
southwest Colorado and encompasses approximately 130,000 acres of
Federal surface public land. The BLM is considering amending the Tres
Rios RMP to address 18 areas found to have relevance and importance
consistent with BLM Manual 1613--Areas of Critical Environmental
Concern.Read the full notice...https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-04/html/2016-04805.htm