Bureau of Land Management Announces Upcoming Public Meetings for Draft Southeastern States Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
 
JACKSON, Miss. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Southeastern States Field Office announced today the schedule of four (4) public meetings for the Draft Southeastern States Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The meetings will be held on the following dates and locations:
 
December 2, 2014       Shreve Memorial Library.                  
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       Main Branch                                      
                                    424 Texas Street                                
                                    Shreveport, Louisiana 71120            
                                                           
 
December 3, 2014       Conway Public Library                      
4 p.m. – 6:30 pm         1900 Tyler Street                               
                                    Conway, Arkansas 72034                 
 
 
December 4, 2014:      Gunston Hall              
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.            10709 Gunston Rd.                                       
                                    Mason Neck, Virginia 22079            
 
 
December 10, 2014     Central Library                       
4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       1301 Barcarrota Blvd. West                                                              
                                    Bradenton, Florida 34205                 
 
The public meetings have been scheduled to provide an opportunity for public comment on the draft plan and environmental impact statement. The meeting will include information stations and an opportunity to submit written comments. Please visit at www.blm.gov/es/st/en.html for more information.
 
As the first land use plan for most of this planning area, the RMP provides comprehensive and consolidated management guidance for future decisions, as well as the basis from which to tier environmental assessments for site-specific proposed actions. The planning area includes the states of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Draft RMP/EIS addresses BLM-administered lands and Federal mineral estate within the planning area, including 2,991 acres of BLM-administered public land, and 1,023,185 acres of Federal mineral estate.
 
The Draft RMP/EIS formal public comment period runs through January 31, 2015. The Draft RMP/EIS is available to review and download at www.blm.gov/es/st/en.html.   A DVD can be provided upon request. To request a DVD, please send an email to gtaylor@blm.gov or call (601) 977-5413 and provide a mailing address.

 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

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Notice of Availability (NOA) of BLM’s Southeastern States Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
 
Jackson, Miss – On Friday, October 31, the Notice of Availability (NOA) of the Southeastern States Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was published in the Federal Register. As the first land use plan for most of this planning area, the RMP provides comprehensive and consolidated management guidance for future decisions, as well as the basis from which to tier environmental assessments for site-specific proposed actions. The planning area includes the states of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Draft RMP/EIS addresses BLM-administered lands and Federal mineral estate within the planning area, including 2,991 acres of BLM-administered public land, and 1,023,185 acres of Federal mineral estate.   The public will have 90 days to comment on the Draft RMP/EIS. Interested public may submit comments related to the Southeastern States Draft RMP and EIS by any of the following methods:
 
           Email: SSFO_RMP@blm.gov
           Fax: 601-977-5440
           Mail: BLM Southeastern States Field Office, 411 Briarwood Drive, Suite 404, Jackson,  Mississippi 39206
 
Copies of the Southeastern States DRMP/DEIS are available in the Southeastern States Field Office, at the above address or may be viewed at http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/fo/Jackson_Home_Page/planning/southeastern_rmp/rmp_documents.html. A limited number of hard copies and DVD copies are available upon request while supplies last. Public meetings have been scheduled for early December in the following locations: Shreveport, LA; Conway, AR; Lorton, VA; and Bradenton, FL. A full schedule may be viewed at: http://www.blm.gov/es/st/en/fo/Jackson_Home_Page/planning/southeastern_rmp/public_meeting_schedule.html 
 
For further information contact Gary Taylor, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 601-977-5413 or by email at gtaylor@blm.gov, Southeastern States Field Office, Bureau of Land Management.
 
 
 
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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