The Yuma Field Office preliminary environmental assessment (EA) for the La Posa Travel Management Plan (TMP) is available for your review and comment. This document describes our proposed plan and three alternative plans, including the no action alternative, for management of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)-administered public lands within the La Posa Travel Management Area boundaries. The comment period for the EA ends on December 21, 2013.
The EA and maps are available to view and download at the Maps & Documentation link to the right.
The EA discloses the impacts to the natural and human environment from the proposed action and three alternatives.
Effective comments provide additional information useful in the analysis of impacts, provide relevant insight into aspects of the proposed action, or provide a reasonable alternative to the proposed action as provided by regulation or law. Please be as detailed as possible when commenting. The National Environmental Policy Act Handbook H-1790-1 section 18.104.22.168 provides guidance on how to construct substantive comments and is located at: http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/info/nepa.html
Public comments, including names and street addresses of correspondents, will be available for public review at Bureau of Land Management, 2555 East Gila Ridge Road, Yuma, Arizona 85365, during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
Public Meeting Scheduled
To update the public on the preliminary EA, the BLM will hold an open house on Thursday, November 21, 2013. The open house will be held at the Quartzsite Community Center located at 295 Chandler Street; Quartzsite, Arizona; from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
For more information on Travel Management Plans in the Yuma Field Office, please contact Joe Raffaele at 928-317-3238.