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Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument RMP & DEIS
« on: January 23, 2009, 10:23:08 am »
[Federal Register: January 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 14)]
[Page 4227-4228]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Availability of Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument
Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement,

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of
Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/
Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Carrizo Plain National
Monument (CPNM) planning area, managed by the Bakersfield Field Office.
This notice announces the opening of the comment period.

DATES: The BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS
within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM
will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public
involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public
notices, media news releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Fax: (661) 391-6143.
     Mail: CPNM RMP, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus
Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308.

Copies of the CPNM Draft RMP/Draft EIS are available in the Bakersfield
Field Office at the above address; at the BLM California State Office--
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA; and online at


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area for the CPNM RMP is in the
Bakersfield Field Office's area of management responsibility. The
planning area comprises the Carrizo Plain National Monument located in
Coast Range of Central California. The BLM administers 200,000 acres of
public lands in the planning area. The planning decisions in the RMP
will only apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate
within the planning area. The CPNM Draft RMP/EIS was developed through
a collaborative planning process and considers four alternatives
including a no-action alternative. The primary issues addressed
include: recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural
resources, livestock grazing; guidance for energy and mineral

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development, motorized vehicle route designation, and other planning
issues raised during the scoping process.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted
including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents
will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address
during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through
Friday, except holidays.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

Timothy Z. Smith,
Bakersfield Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E9-1217 Filed 1-22-09; 8:45 am]


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