Author Topic: HiLine District Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft E I S MT  (Read 1655 times)

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Notice of Availability of the HiLine District Draft Resource
Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, MT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
of 1976, as amended (FLPMA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has
prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental
Impact Statement (EIS) for the HiLine District in Montana and by this
notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive
written comments on the draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date
the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of the draft
RMP/EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings
or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15
days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the HiLine District draft
RMP/EIS by any of the following methods:
     Fax: 406-262-2856.
     Mail: District Manager, BLM, 3990 Hwy 2 West, Havre, MT
    Copies of the HiLine District draft RMP/EIS are available in the
Havre Field Office at the above address or on the following Web site:

Environmental Coordinator, telephone: 406-262-2837; address: 3990 Hwy 2
West, Havre, MT 59501; email: 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.

developed through a collaborative planning process. The HiLine District
RMP decision area encompasses approximately 2.4 million acres of public
land and 3.8 million acres of Federal mineral estate administered by
the BLM HiLine District, which are located in northern Montana in
Glacier, Toole, Liberty, Chouteau, Hill, Blaine, Phillips, and Valley
counties. These lands and minerals are managed by the Havre, Malta,
Glasgow and Great Falls Field Offices. The HiLine RMP decision area
does not include private lands, State lands, tribal reservations,
Federal lands not administered by BLM, or lands addressed in the Upper
Missouri River Breaks National Monument RMP (January 2008).
    Current guidance is provided by the West HiLine (1988) and Sweet
Grass Hills Amendment (1996) and Judith-Valley-Phillips Resource
Management Plans (1994) and land use plan amendments (1996). Oil and
gas leasing in Phillips and Valley counties is currently managed under
four Management Framework Plans (MFP): Phillips MFP, Valley MFP, Little
Rocky Mountains MFP, and the UL Bend/Zortman MFP.

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