Public Participation Components
Notice of Intent (NOI)
Publication of the Notice of Intent formally initiates the revision process and begins the scoping process.
Public meetings and Cooperating Agency Meetings are held throughout the planning areas.
Additional Scoping for the Travel Management Planning Process
Working groups and Cooperating Agency meetings are held throughout the planning areas along with public workshops.
Fall 2007/Spring 2008
Alternatives, Chapter 2 Formulation
Resource Advisory Council Subgroup is formed and meets routinely to help develop alternatives.
Travel Management Meetings, Planning, and Integration of Travel Mgt into Alternatives
Public meetings, route identification; Cooperating Agency & RAC Subgroup meetings continue.
Fall 2008/Winter 2009
Draft Alternatives - Chapter 2, preparation of Existing Conditions - Chapter 3 & Environmental - Chapter 4
Cooperating Agency & RAC Subgroup meetings to review Alternatives - Chapter 2
Review of Chapters 3 & initial draft of Chapter 4. Required air quality modeling for GSFO results in delay. KFO conducts RMP consultation meetings with Northern Arapaho and Shoshone Tribal Councils.
Cooperating Agency meetings put on hold until revised Chapter 4 is completed. Resource Advisory Council decides to continue to involve KFO RAC Subgroup throughout remainder of RMP process.
Fall 2009/Spring 2010
Chapter 4 is received and reviewed. Revised Chapter 4 is prepared.
Cooperating Agency and RAC Subgroup meetings are scheduled to present and discuss preliminary draft RMP
Preliminary Draft RMP undergoes internal review, comments, and revisions.
Cooperating Agency and RAC Subgroups meet with BLM, review and comment on Preliminary Drafts. BLM makes applicable changes.
Late Summer 2010/Fall & Winter 2010/2011
BLM internal reviews of Preliminary Draft RMP and edits. Plans are split into 2 separate plans.
Each field office continues to add interested parties to mailing lists, and splits plans to facilitate more localized focus and public reviews.
Notice of Availability (NOA) of Draft RMP/EIS and 90-day Public Comment Period for each separate plan.
Each field office schedules and conducts Cooperating Agency, RAC Subgroup and Tribal meetings to present and discuss respective drafts. Within 15 days of publishing of Notice of Availability in the Federal Register, public meeting notices are posted in local media. Public meetings are held throughout both field office planning areas, to discuss and seek comments on the respective drafts.
Public Comment Review followed by Preparation of separate Draft Proposed RMP’s/Final EIS’s (Draft Proposed Plans).
Cooperating Agency and Resource Advisory Council Subgroup meetings are conducted to discuss separate Draft Proposed RMP’s and any necessary edits are made.
BLM internal reviews of Draft Proposed RMP’s and edits. Proposed RMP/Final EIS is prepared for each field office.
A Governor’s 60-day Consistency Review is conducted for each Proposed Plan, and the Proposed Plans are presented to the tribes. Comments are addressed.
Publishing of Notice of Availability (NOA) for each Proposed RMP/Final EIS in the Federal Register. Separate plans are distributed to the public, marking the beginning of a 30-day protest period.
The public has an opportunity to review and protest either Proposed RMP/Final EIS during a 30-day Protest Period.
Protest Resolution by the BLM.
Seperate RODs issued by the BLM.