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Notice of Availability of the Rocky Mountain Region Greater Sage-
Grouse Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments and Final Environmental Impact
Statements for the Wyoming, Northwest Colorado, Lewistown, and North
Dakota Sub-Regions.

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availibility.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of
1969 (NEPA), as amended, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of
1976 (FLPMA), as amended, and the Resources Planning Act of 1974, as
amended by the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (NFMA), the
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service have prepared
Proposed Land Use Plan Amendments (LUPA) and Final Environmental Impact
Statements (EISs) for planning units in Wyoming, Lewistown (Montana),
Northwest Colorado, and North Dakota. There are four separate Final
EISs being conducted in the Rocky Mountain Region and this notice
announces the availability of all four.

DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the
conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM's and
Forest Service's Proposed LUP/Final EIS. A person who meets the
conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of
the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice
of Availability in the Federal Register. In accordance with 36 CFR
219.59, the Forest Service will waive its objection procedures of this
subpart and instead adopt the BLM's protest procedures outlined in 43
CFR 1610.5-2.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Wyoming, Lewistown, Northwest Colorado, and
North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs have been
sent to affected Federal, State and local government agencies, tribal
governments, and to other stakeholders and members of the public who
have requested copies. Copies of the Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs are
available for public inspection at the addresses listed in the
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. Interested persons may also review
the Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/more/sagegrouse.html.
    All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following
addresses:

Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, P.O.
Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024-1383.
Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator,
20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    For the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS:
William West, BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone
307-352-0259; address Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North,
Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901; email wwest@blm.gov.
    For the Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final
EIS: Erin Jones, BLM Northwest District NEPA Coordinator, telephone
970-244-3008; address Northwest District Office, 2815 H Road, Grand
Junction, CO, 81506; email erjones@blm.gov.
    For the Lewistown Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS: Adam
Carr, BLM Project Lead, telephone 406-538-1913; address Lewistown Field
Office, 920 Northeast Main, Lewistown, MT 59457; email acarr@blm.gov.
    For the North Dakota Greater Sage-Grouse Proposed LUPA/Final EIS:
Ruth Miller, BLM Team Lead, telephone 406- 896-5023; address Montana/
Dakotas State Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT, 5910; email
ramiller@blm.gov.
    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 individuals 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM and Forest Service prepared the
Wyoming and Northwest Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse LUPAs and EISs. The
Lewistown and North Dakota EISs were prepared solely by the BLM because
there were no National Forest System lands involved. All four of these
Proposed LUPAs/Final EISs address a range of alternatives focused on
specific conservation measures across the range of the Greater Sage-
Grouse (GRSG).
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