Idaho | Livestock Trailing Permits
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On October 12, 2011, the BLM mailed a letter to all livestock grazing permittees requesting applications for crossing permits for trailing livestock across public lands in the Shoshone Field Office and received a number of applications in response.  On December 23, 2011, the Shoshone Field Office mailed to all applicants and other interested parties a scoping information package.
The BLM prepared an environmental assessment (EA No. DOI-BLM-ID-T030-2012-0004-EA) to analyze the environmental consequences of trailing livestock on public lands in the Shoshone Field Office.  After reviewing the EA, the BLM determined that trailing would not result in any significant impacts and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on April 6, 2012. 
With the decision record for each trailing permit application, the BLM issued livestock trailing permits as described in Alternative 1 of the EA, authorizing crossing activities in accordance with the terms and conditions listed in the table associated with each permit.  Terms and conditions specific to each permit were identified to  avoid or reduce environmental effects.  Alternative 1 was developed in response to environmental consequences and public comments gathered during scoping. 
Authority for the decisions is found in Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Subpart 4100 Grazing Administration, specifically sections 4100.0-3, 4130.6-3, 4130.3, 4160.1, 4160.3 and 4130.8-1b; the 2012 Appropriations Omnibus Act, sec. 123; and corresponding resource management plans which allocate livestock uses in the affected allotments. 
These decisions are not subject to protest or appeal (sec. 123 of the 2012 Appropriations Omnibus Act). 


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On April 6, 2012, the BLM published an environmental assessment (EA) and decision records for 26 applications for livestock trailing permits associated with public lands in the Shoshone Field Office.  After review and in accordance with 43 CFR 4130.6-3 and sec. 123 of the 2012 Appropriations Omnibus Act, applications for trailing permits - also known as temporary crossing permits - were approved as detailed a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and the EA

The decisions are fully documented with permit applications, 
the EA, FONSI and decision records, along with accompanying maps.  Permit applicants were notified by certified letter, and 
CD-ROMs containing all documents associated with the 
applications and decisions were mailed to permittees and 
other interested parties. 

You may obtain a CD-ROM or hard copies of documents, or make arrangements to view these records by contacting the Shoshone Field Office:

Joanna Tjaden, Project Lead
BLM Shoshone Field Office
400 West F Street 
Shoshone ID  83352 | (208) 732-7292 | jtjaden@blm.gov 

Last updated: 10-04-2012