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Western Oregon; Notice of Reopening of Comment Period
« on: July 28, 2015, 02:44:30 am »
Draft Resource Management Plan Revisions and Draft Environmental
Impact Statement for Western Oregon; Notice of Reopening of Comment
Period


AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of extension.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces a reopening of
the comment period for the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)
Revisions and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Western
Oregon. The original notice published in the Federal Register on April
24, 2015 (80 FR 23046). The BLM is reopening the comment period until
August 21, 2015.


DATES: The comment period for the notice published April 24, 2015 (80
FR 23046) is resopened until August 21, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS have
previously been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government
agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies of the Draft RMP Revisions
and Draft EIS for Western Oregon are available for public inspection at
the Oregon State Office at the address below. Interested persons may
also review the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS on the internet at:
www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon.
    You may submit comments related to the Draft RMP Revisions, Draft
EIS for Western Oregon by any of the following methods:
     Web site: www.blm.gov/or/plans/rmpswesternoregon.
     Email: BLM_OR_RMPWO_Comments@blm.gov.
     Fax: 503-808-6021.
     Mail: BLM-EIS for Western Oregon, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue,
Portland, OR 97204; or P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Mark Brown, RMPs for Western
Oregon Project Manager; telephone: 503-808-6233; address: 1220 SW. 3rd
Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, or P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97208; or
email at BLM_OR_RMPWO_Comments@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
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours
a day, seven 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 prepared the Draft RMP Revisions and
Draft EIS for Western Oregon encompassing approximately 2,550,000 acres
of BLM-administered lands and 69,000 acres of split-estate lands in
western Oregon. The documents address a range of alternatives focused
on providing a sustained yield of timber, contributing to the
conservation and recovery of threatened and endangered species,
providing for clean water, restoring fire-adapted ecosystems,
coordinating management of lands surrounding the Coquille Forest with
the Coquille Tribe, and providing for recreation opportunities. The
Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS propose to revise the RMPs for the
Coos Bay, Eugene, Medford, Roseburg, and Salem Districts and the
Lakeview District's Klamath Falls Resource Area. These six RMPs,
completed in 1995, incorporated the land use allocations and standards
and guidelines from the Northwest Forest Plan.
    In 2012, the BLM conducted an evaluation of the 1995 RMPs in
accordance with its planning regulations and concluded that a plan
revision was necessary to address the changed circumstances and new
information that had led to a substantial, long-term departure from the
timber management outcomes predicted under the 1995 RMPs.
    The original Notice of Availability asking for comments on the
Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS for Western Oregon was published in
the Federal Register on April 24, 2015 (80 FR 23046). The BLM received
requests for an extension of the comment period from individuals and
groups. The BLM has decided to accede to these requests and reopen the
comment period. Comments on the Draft RMP Revisions and Draft EIS for
Western Oregon will now be accepted through August 21, 2015.

    Authority:  40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2.

Jerome E. Perez,
State Director, Oregon/Washington.
[FR Doc. 2015-18605 Filed 7-24-15; 4:15 pm]
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