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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Kingman Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/08/11
Contacts: Mike Brown , Public Affairs Specialist , 928-718-3756

Proposed Change to Kingman BLM Land Use Plan Would Allow Fire District Expansion


Kingman, Ariz. - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kingman Field Office intends to prepare an Environmental Assessment regarding amending the Kingman Resource Management Plan (RMP) to designate a parcel of public land as suitable for disposal under the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act. Public comment is requested.

The purpose of the RMP amendment is to designate 1.3 acres of public land as suitable for disposal to the Pinion Pine Fire District for a fire station. The lease under which the Fire District was operating has expired. The Fire District applied to the BLM for the conveyance of the formerly leased lands, together with additional adjacent public land, under the authority of the R&PP Act so that the Fire District could continue to use and to expand the fire station facilities. The expansion would allow improved fire services and protection to homes near Pinion Pine.

“An Environmental Assessment will be prepared to analyze any issues and alternatives associated with amending the RMP and conveying 1.3 acres to the Pinion Pine Fire District,” said BLM Field Manager Ruben Sanchez.

Public comments and issues to be analyzed in the Environmental Assessment will be accepted during a 45-day comment period ending August 1, 2011. Comments may be mailed to Ruben Sanchez, BLM Kingman Field Office, 2755 Mission Blvd, Kingman, AZ 86401; faxed to 928-718-3761; or emailed to andy_whitefield@blm.gov.

For questions or information about the proposed RMP amendment, contact Andy Whitefield Environmental Protection Specialist at the Kingman Field Office, at (928) 718-3746. 



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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