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NOI of ROD for Alabama & Mississippi RMP/EIS
« on: November 22, 2009, 11:31:25 am »
[Federal Register: November 23, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 224)]
[Page 61169]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Alabama and
Mississippi Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability
of the Record of Decision (ROD)/Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP)
for the states of Alabama and Mississippi. The Eastern State Director
signed the ROD on January 30, 2009, 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, Jackson Field Office, Bureau of Land
Management, 411 Briarwood Drive Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206
or via the Internet at
Page.html, e-mail, or telephone Gary Taylor at
(601) 977-5400.

     Mail: Jackson Field Office, BLM, Attn: Gary Taylor, 411
Briarwood Drive, Suite 404, Jackson, Mississippi 39206.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in the states
of Alabama and Mississippi. This planning activity encompasses
approximately 1.67 million acres of public lands and resources. The
State of Mississippi participated in development of the plan as a
cooperating agency. The RMP addresses the following major questions:
(1) How will human activities and uses be managed? (2) What facilities,
uses, and infrastructure are appropriate to provide resource
exploration while managing the protection of the biological,
historical, cultural, and visual values of Federal resources in Alabama
and Mississippi? (3) How will the RMP be integrated with other Federal
and state agency community plans? (4) How will transportation and
access be managed? (5) How will the RMP affect economic and social
conditions in the area?
    The Approved RMP was prepared under the authorities of the Federal
Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the National
Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Additionally, this plan is
consistent with all local plans and policies. The approved RMP is
identical to the proposed plan (Alternative 3) presented in the 2008
Proposed RMP/Final EIS. All decisions covered by the ROD are either
land-use planning decisions that were protestable under BLM's planning
regulations (43 CFR 1610), or are implementation decisions that are
appealable under 43 CFR part 4, as more fully discussed below. The BLM
will develop a plan evaluation methodology to ensure that the RMP is
being followed. There was one protest that was denied.
    The decisions regarding oil and gas leasing and disposal of Federal
surface lands are implementation decisions and are appealable under 43
CFR part 4. Any party adversely affected by these decisions may appeal
within 30 days of publication of this Notice of Availability pursuant
to 43 CFR part 4, subpart E.
    The appeal must be filed with the Jackson Field Manager at the
above listed address. Please consult the appropriate regulations (43
CFR part 4, subpart E) for further appeal requirements.

Juan Palma,
[FR Doc. E9-27785 Filed 11-20-09; 8:45 am]


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