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News Release No. FDO-050506
BLM-Alaska Fairbanks District Office

Date: May 5, 2006

Contact for additional information:
Jeanie Cole (907) 474-2340

BLM Requests Comments on Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Draft Resource Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement

FAIRBANKS, AK – The Bureau of Land Management ( BLM) is releasing the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for a 90-day period of public review and comment. The RMP/EIS will provide management guidance for resource decisions on 13.1 million acres of BLM-administered public land in northwest Alaska.

The public is invited to review and comment on the range and adequacy of the draft alternatives and associated environmental effects. For comments to be most helpful, they should relate to specific concerns or conflicts that are within the legal responsibilities of the BLM and can be resolved in this planning process.

The Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Draft RMP/EIS is available in print and on compact disc by contacting Jeanie Cole via email at jeanie_cole@blm.gov or via phone at 907-474-2340. Written comments should be mailed or hand delivered to the BLM Fairbanks District Office, Kobuk-Seward Peninsula RMP/EIS, 1150 University Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99709-3844. Comments may also be sent via email to Jeanie Cole, Planning Team Leader, at: ksp_comments@blm.gov . All comments must be received on or before August 4, 2006.

Community Open House and ANILCA 810 Hearing Schedule for the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement:

CommunityMeeting DateLocationMeeting TimeHearing Time
ShaktoolikMay 22, 2006Teen Center6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
KoyukMay 23, 2006Community Hall6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
NomeMay 24, 2006Aurora Inn, Conf. Room6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
BucklandMay 25, 2006City Office Building6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
NoorvikMay 31, 2006Community Building2:00-3:00 p.m.3:15-5:00 p.m.
KianaJune 1, 2006IRA Building6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
AmblerJune 2, 2006 IRA Building 6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
Point Hope June 5, 2006 Qalgi Building 6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
Kivalina June 6, 2006Kivalina School Gym 6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
Kotzebue June 7, 2006 City Office Building 6:00-7:00 p.m.7:15-9:00 p.m.
Anchorage June 12, 2006 Loussac Library, Wilda Marston Theater 6:00-9:00 p.m.N/A
FairbanksJune 14, 2006Noel Wien Library6:00-9:00 p.m.N/A 

Any necessary schedule changes will be announced through local media and at: http://www.ak.blm.gov/ksp

For more information about the Kobuk-Seward Peninsula planning process, meetings or hearings, contact Jeanie Cole at the BLM Fairbanks District Office at (907) 474-2340.


 
Last updated: 10-30-2007