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Greater Sage-grouse EIS additional regions identified
« on: February 11, 2012, 02:12:09 am »
Notice of Correction to Notice of Intent To Prepare Environmental
Impact Statements and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statements To
Incorporate Greater Sage-grouse Conservation Measures Into Land Use
Plans and Land Management Plans

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Correction.


SUMMARY: The BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) on December 9, 2011
[76 FR 77008]. This Notice of Correction changes/clarifies the names of
the regions that are coordinating the Environmental Impact Statements
(EISs) and Supplemental EISs, extends the scoping period, and adds 11
Forest Service Land Management Plans (LMPs) to this process. The
Eastern Region referred to in the previous NOI is now known as the
Rocky Mountain Region; while the Western Region referred to in
the previous NOI is now known as the Great Basin Region. The added
Forest Service LMPs include:
     Rocky Mountain Region
    [cir] Colorado--Routt National Forest Plan (1998)
    [cir] Utah--Ashley National Forest Plan (1986)
    [cir] Utah--Manti-Lasal National Forest Plan (1986)
    [cir] Utah--Wasatch-Cache National Forest Plan (2003)
    [cir] Wyoming--Bridger-Teton National Forest Plan (1990)
    [cir] Wyoming--Medicine Bow National Forest Plan (2004)
     Great Basin Region
    [cir] Idaho--Boise National Forest Plan (2003)
    [cir] Idaho--Challis National Forest Plan (1987)
    [cir] Idaho--Salmon National Forest Plan (1988)
    [cir] Idaho--Targhee National Forest Plan (1997)
    [cir] Montana--Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Plan (2009)

DATES: This notice extends the public scoping process for the EISs/
Supplemental EISs an additional 45 days. Comments on issues may now be
submitted in writing until March 23, 2012. Although the majority of all
scoping meetings have been completed the date(s) and location(s) of any
additional scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in
advance through local media, newspapers and the BLM Web site for the
Rocky Mountain Region at, and for the Great Basin Region at Comments that
are specific to a particular area, Resource Management Plan, or LMP
should be identified as such. We will provide additional opportunities
for public participation upon publication of the Draft EISs/SEISs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have
your name added to our mailing list, contact Johanna Munson, Rocky
Mountain Region Project Manager, telephone 307-775-6329; address 5353
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009; email, or: Lauren
Mermejo, Great Basin Region Project Manager, telephone 775-861-6400;
address 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89520; email

    Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7, 43 CFR 1610.2.

Edwin Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2012-3193 Filed 2-9-12; 8:45 am]

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