U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
The BLM uses an ongoing planning process to ensure that land use plans (RMPs) and implementation decisions remain consistent with applicable laws, regulations, orders, and policies. EIS-level planning processes, such as the RMP revision, have a number of required planning steps. See the EIS-level planning process diagram for a description of the various steps.
Concurrently with the development of the RMP, an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will also be prepared. Required by Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), an EIS highlights the significant effects of a proposed project and describes alternative actions to that proposed project. The EIS will identify and analyze the potential impacts of the alternatives and implementation of the RMP on the environment and identify appropriate measures to mitigate those impacts.
For more information on the BLM planning process, see the BLM Land Use Planning Handbook (H-1601-1) under the "Documents" menu.