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Reopening of the Public Comment Period and Two Additional Public
Meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and
Draft Plan Amendment, California Desert Conservation Area Plan, West
Mojave Planning Area, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles and San Bernardino
Counties

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On March 6, 2015, the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land
Management (BLM), published in the Federal Register a notice of
availability for comment on a Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and
Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West
Mojave Route Network Project (WMRNP) for the West Mojave (WEMO)
Planning Area of the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), to
amend the Motor Vehicle, Recreation, and Grazing Elements of the CDCA
Plan and to designate a transportation network within the planning
area. Comments were requested by June 4, 2015. The BLM is reopening the
public comment period for the draft LUPA and draft supplemental EIS for
an additional 120 days.

DATES: Written comments must be received on or before January 25, 2016.
Two public meetings will be scheduled. Notice of the meetings will be
provided on the BLM Web site (see ADDRESSES) and in local papers at
least 15 days prior to the date of the meetings.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by WMRNP in the subject
line, by one of the following methods:
     Email: cawemopa@blm.gov.
     Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/west_mojave_wemo.
     Fax: 951-697-5299.
     Mail: BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle
San Juan de Los Lagos, ATTN: West Mojave Route Network Project, Moreno
Valley, CA 92553-9046.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Seehafer, telephone 760-252-
6021; address: Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, 2601
Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311; email cawemopa@blm.gov. Documents
relevant to this notice may be examined at the California Desert
District Office and associated Field Offices in Barstow, Ridgecrest,
Needles, Palm Springs, and El Centro, at the Web site (see ADDRESSES),
or the BLM's California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA
95825.
    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: On March 6, 2015, the BLM published in the
Federal Register a notice of availability for comment of a draft LUPA
and draft supplemental EIS for the WMRNP (80 FR 12194). In the original
notice, the BLM requested comments by June 4, 2015. The BLM is
reopening the public comment period in response to requests by the
public and to allow for public consideration of new information on
reasonably foreseeable actions as identified in the Desert Renewable
Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) as it relates to the WMRNP.
    Concurrent with the WMRNP planning effort, the BLM is proposing
CDCA LUPA alternatives in the DRECP that include, among other
proposals, special area designations and associated management
parameters, and which comprise new information that may be considered
in the identification of alternatives and the analysis of impacts in
the WMRNP. The BLM is considering whether to adjust or add additional
alternatives to the WMRNP in response to the proposals in the DRECP.
All previously submitted comments will be considered; comments
submitted during the initial WMRNP comment period need not be
resubmitted.
    Information and environmental documents on the DRECP are available
for review at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/DRECP.html.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be
able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR
1610.2

Thomas Pogacnik,
Deputy State Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-24437 Filed 9-24-15; 8:45 am]
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