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[Federal Register: December 10, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 236)]
[Page 69706-69707]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Casper
Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces
the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource
Management Plan (RMP) for the Casper Field Office located in Converse,
Goshen, Natrona, and Platte counties, Wyoming. The Wyoming State
Director signed the ROD, which constitutes the final decision of the
BLM and makes the Approved RMP effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the ROD/Approved RMP are available upon request
from the Field Manager, Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management,
2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604 or via the Internet at

Bureau of Land Management, 2987 Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604;
telephone (307) 261-7520; fax (307) 261-7587; e-mail with Casper RMP in the subject line.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Approved Casper RMP was developed with
broad public participation through a 4 year collaborative planning
process. The Approved RMP addresses management on approximately 1.4
million acres of BLM-administered public land surface and 4.7 million
acres of Federal mineral estate in east-central Wyoming. The ROD/
Approved Casper RMP replaces the 1985 Platte River ROD/RMP.
    The Approved RMP is designed to achieve or maintain desired future
conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series
of management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for
physical, biological, and heritage resources while providing
opportunities for various resource uses: i.e. livestock grazing; energy
and mineral exploration and development; rights-of-way and corridors;
and recreation and off-highway vehicle use.

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    The Preferred Alternative (Alternative E) presented in the Draft
RMP/EIS was carried forward in the Proposed RMP/Final EIS published on
June 8, 2007. In response to the 30 day protest period that ended on
July 9, 2007, two protest letters were received and responded to by the
    In response to the additional 60 day public review and comment
period on supplemental information regarding proposed ACECs that ended
on August 7, 2007, no ACEC related comments were received, but seven
public response documents were received on the PRMP/FEIS. The BLM
reviewed and responded to all submittals. No inconsistencies with State
or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the
Governor's consistency review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. As a
result, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the
Approved RMP. These modifications provided further clarification for
some of the decisions.
    Any implementation decisions that incorporate this document may be
appealed pursuant to 43 CFR, part 4. Any party who believes that they
are adversely affected by the BLM's proposed action(s) may appeal
within 30 days of the publication of this Notice. The appeal should
clearly identify the specific actions being appealed. Please consult 43
CFR, part 4 for further information on the IBLA appeals process.

    Dated: October 12, 2007.
Robert A. Bennett,
State Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-23897 Filed 12-7-07; 8:45 am]

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