As the designated Lead Federal Agency, the BLM Southwest District has determined that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is required before the BLM and U.S. Forest Service (FS) can render separate decisions regarding the proposal.
Public scoping was the first of several opportunities for public involvement. During public scoping, the BLM accepted input regarding potential project issues, impacts, and alternatives that should be addressed in the EA.
A Preliminary EA should be available for public review and comment in early 2015. Submitting comments during either comment period establishes standing for BLM appeals and Forest Service objections.
For additional project information, contact BLM NEPA Coordinator Gina Jones by phone at (970) 240-5381 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information about the FS objection process can be obtained by contacting Liz Mauch by phone at (970) 240-5405 or by email to email@example.com.