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EMAIL TRANSMISSION – 8/19/09
Information Bulletin No. MT-2009-053
To: State Management Team
From: Director, External Affairs
Subject: Briefing Statement Revisions DD: September 9, 2009
It is time again to review and update the Montana/Dakotas BLM Briefing Statements. These briefs are an invaluable source of public information about highly visible and sometimes controversial programs within our organization. They are used frequently by the Secretary of the Interior, congressional offices, news media, and interest groups affected by BLM programs.
A table of contents showing the date of the most recent review/update is attached, as well as a copy of each briefing statement for your program area. Some suggested additions/deletions are noted in bold print. When deciding to add or delete a particular briefing statement, keep in mind that the briefing book is intended to focus only on issues that are highly visible and/or controversial, not on general programs.
Review the briefing papers carefully and completely rather than just appending with the latest information. Briefing statements should be concise; they may be edited for length and clarity. Also, please make sure the correct contact person is listed.
Please send a copy of your update, recommendation for deletion, or “no change” response for each statement pertaining to your area to Ann Boucher (MT912) by September 9, 2009. If you have any questions, please contact Ann at 406-896-5011.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Greg Albright (for) Ann Boucher
Director, External Affairs Writer/Editor (MT9110)
2-Briefing Statements (varies by office)