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Notice of Availability of the Great Basin Region Greater Sage-
Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments and Final Environmental Impact
Statements for the Sub-Regions of Idaho and Southwestern Montana;
Nevada and Northeastern California; Oregon; and Utah


AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the Resources Planning Act of 1974, as
amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA), the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service (Forest
Service) have prepared Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) and
Final Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) for planning units in
Idaho, Southwestern Montana, Nevada, Northeastern California, Oregon,
and Utah. There are four separate Final EISs being conducted in the
Great Basin Region and this notice announces the availability of all
four.

DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the
conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM's and
Forest Service's Proposed LUP/Final EIS. A person who meets the
conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of
the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice
of Availability in the Federal Register. In accordance with 36 CFR
219.59, the Forest Service will waive its objection procedures of this
subpart and instead adopt the BLM's protest procedures outlined in 43
CFR 1610.5-2.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana, Nevada and
Northeastern California, Oregon, and Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed
LUPAs/Final EISs have been sent to affected Federal, State and local
government agencies, tribal governments, and to other stakeholders and
members of the public who have requested copies. Copies of the Proposed
LUPAs/Final EISs are available for public inspecton at the addresses
listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Interested persons may
also review the Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs on the internet at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse.html.
    All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following
addresses:

Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator,
P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024-1383.
Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest
Coordinator, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the Idaho and Southwestern Montana
Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS: Jonathan Beck, BLM Idaho
State Office GRSG Planning Lead, telephone 208-373-4070; address 1387
South Vinnell Way, Boise, ID 83709; email jmbeck@blm.gov.
    For the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse
Proposed LUPA/Final EIS: Lauren Mermejo, BLM Nevada State Office GRSG
Project Lead, telephone 775-861-6580; address 1340 Financial Boulevard,
Reno, NV 89502; email lmermejo@blm.gov.
    For the Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS: Joan
Suther, BLM Oregon State Office GRSG Planning Lead, telephone 541-573-
4445; address BLM Burns District, 28910 Hwy 20, West Hines, OR 97738;
email jsuther@blm.gov.
    For the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS: Quincy
Bahr, BLM Utah State Office GRSG Project Lead, telephone 801-539-4122;
address 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101-1345;
email qfbahr@blm.gov.
    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 individuals 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 Forest Service prepared the
Idaho and Southwestern Montana, Nevada and Northeastern California, and
Utah Greater Sage-Grouse LUPAs and EISs. The Oregon LUPA/EIS was
prepared solely by the BLM because there were no National Forest System
lands involved. All four of these Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs address a
range of alternatives focused on specific conservation measures across
the range of the Greater Sage-Grouse (GRSG). All four of these EISs are
part of a total of 15 separate EISs that make up the BLM and Forest
Service National Greater Sage-Grouse Planning Strategy.

Read the full notice...
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-29/html/2015-12948.htm
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