PROTEST PROCEDURES FOR PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE UNCOMPAHGRE AND GUNNISON FIELD OFFICES
Any person who participated in the planning process for the Proposed Amendment to the Uncompahgre Basin and Gunnison Resource Management Plans, and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected, may protest approval of this proposed plan amendment. A letter of protest must be filed in accordance with the planning regulations, 43 CFR 1610.5-2(a)(1). These regulations require that letters of Protest must be in writing and sent to:
Director, Bureau of Land Management,
Attention: Miss Brenda Williams, Protests Coordinator,
1849 C Street N.W., WO-210/LS-1075,
Department of the Interior,
Washington, D.C. 20240
The overnight mail address is: Director, Bureau of Land Management, Attention: Miss Brenda Williams, Protests Coordinator, 1620 L Street N.W., Room 1075, Washington, D.C. 20036. Although not a requirement, sending your protest by certified mail, return receipt requested, is recommended.
The Protest period ends on May 14, 2001. Protests must be postmarked by this date.
A protest shall include the following information:
a. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the person filing the protest. Please identify the name of the proposed amendment being protested, i.e, Proposed Amendment to the Uncompahgre Basin or the Gunnison Resource Management Plan.
b. A statement of the part or parts of the proposed amendment and the issue(s) being protested.
c. A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that the protesting party submitted during the planning process or a statement of the date they were discussed for the record.
d. A concise statement explaining why the protestor believes the State Director’s decision is wrong.
There is no provision for an extension of time for the filing of protests. Protests filed late, or Protests sent to the Field Manager or State Director, unless also sent to the Director, BLM at one of the above addresses, shall be rejected.