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CALIFORNIA - BLM Reopens Public Comment Period for Draft West Mojave Planning Area Route Network Project

October 02, 2015 5:12 PM

On March 6, 2015, the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), published in the Federal Register a notice of availability for comment on a Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project (WMRNP) for the West Mojave (WEMO) Planning Area of the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), to amend the Motor Vehicle, Recreation, and Grazing Elements

CALIFORNIA - BLM Reopens Public Comment Period for Draft West Mojave Planning Area Route Network Project
 
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

On March 6, 2015, the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), published in the Federal Register a notice of availability for comment on a Draft Land Use Plan Amendment (LUPA) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Mojave Route Network Project (WMRNP) for the West Mojave (WEMO) Planning Area of the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA), to amend the Motor Vehicle, Recreation, and Grazing Elements of the CDCA Plan and to designate a transportation network within the planning area. Originally comments were due by June 4, 2015. The BLM is reopening the public comment period for the draft LUPA and draft supplemental EIS for an additional 120 days.

Written comments must be received on or before January 25, 2016. Two public meetings will be scheduled. Notice of the meetings will be provided on the BLM Website and in local papers at least 15 days prior to the date of the meetings.

Submit your comments, identified by WMRNP in the subject line, by one of the following methods:

Email: cawemopa@blm.gov
Website: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/cdd/west_mojave__wemo.html
Fax: 951-697-5299
Mail: BLM California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, ATTN: West Mojave Route Network Project, Moreno Valley, CA 92553-9046

Concurrent with the WMRNP planning effort, the BLM is proposing CDCA LUPA alternatives in the DRECP that include, among other proposals, special area designations and associated management parameters, and which comprise new information that may be considered in the identification of alternatives and the analysis of impacts in the WMRNP. The BLM is considering whether to adjust or add additional alternatives to the WMRNP in response to the proposals in the DRECP. All previously submitted comments will be considered; comments submitted during the initial WMRNP comment period need not be resubmitted.

Documents relevant to this notice may be examined at the California Desert District Office and associated Field Offices in Barstow, Ridgecrest, Needles, Palm Springs, El Centro and at the BLM's California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 or online at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/energy/DRECP.html.

For further information, contact Edythe Seehafer at 760-252-6021, BLM Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311 or by email cawemopa@blm.gov.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 2
 

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