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BLM Announces Comment Period Extension on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule

April 21, 2016 7:31 PM

In response to requests from the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period on the proposed planning rule by 30 days. The comment period now closes on May 25, 2016. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Mail: Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE39

BLM Announces Comment Period Extension on the BLM's Proposed Planning Rule
 
Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

In response to requests from the public, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has extended the comment period on the proposed planning rule by 30 days.  The comment period now closes on May 25, 2016. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:

Mail:
Director (630), Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street, N.W., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20240, Attention: 1004-AE39

Personal or messenger delivery:
U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 20 M Street, S.E., Room 2134LM, Attention: Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC 20003

Federal eRulemaking Portal:

https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=BLM-2016-0002-0001

The BLM has hosted two webinars on the proposed planning rule.  The first webinar was held on March 21, 2016, and provided an overview of proposed changes.  The second webinar was held on April 13, 2016, and focused on frequently asked questions.  Please see the links below for recordings of both webinars. 

* Webinar 1 - Overview of Proposed Changes
* Webinar 2 - Frequently Asked Questions

Please note a correction in the date announced on the webinar, the correct closing date is May 25, 2016.

All materials for BLM's Proposed Planning Rule outreach activities are also available on BLM's website at www.blm.gov/plan2. If you have any clarification questions about the Proposed Planning Rule you can email the BLM team at blm_wo_plan2@blm.gov and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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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