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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com . 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:
|Community||Meeting Date||Location||Meeting Time||Hearing Time|
|Shaktoolik||May 22, 2006||Teen Center||6:00-7:00 p.m.||7:15-9:00 p.m.|
|Koyuk||May 23, 2006||Community Hall||6:00-7:00 p.m.||7:15-9:00 p.m.|
|Nome||May 24, 2006||Aurora Inn, Conf. Room||6:00-7:00 p.m.||7:15-9:00 p.m.|
|Buckland||May 25, 2006||City Office Building||6:00-7:00 p.m.||7:15-9:00 p.m.|
|Noorvik||May 31, 2006||Community Building||2:00-3:00 p.m.||3:15-5:00 p.m.|
|Kiana||June 1, 2006||IRA Building||6:00-7:00 p.m.||7:15-9:00 p.m.|
|Ambler||June 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, 2006||Kivalina 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|
|Fairbanks||June 14, 2006||Noel Wien Library||6:00-9:00 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.