The BLM Farmington Field Office is currently in the process of developing a Resource Management Plan Amendment/Environmental Assessment (RMPA/EA). The purpose of this RMPA/EA is to review and update, as needed, the Visual Resource Management (VRM) Classes throughout the Field Office. VRM Class objectives determine how much change to the existing visual character of the landscape is acceptable. The planning area encompasses about 1.4 million acres of BLM-managed lands in San Juan, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico.
The comment period for the Draft Visual Resource Management RMPA/EA will last from April 15, 2013, through May 31, 2013. If you are interested in participating in the process and have concerns, issues or alternatives you would like to see addressed, we request you respond by supplying your written or e-mail comments to:
Lindsey Eoff, Project Manager
Farmington Field Office
Visual Resource Management RMP Amendment
Bureau of Land Management Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd. Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402
Your comments are important and will be considered in the final environmental analysis process. Please note that public comments submitted for this review, including names, e-mail addresses, and street addresses of the respondents will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name, e-mail address, or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this plainly at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Lindsey Eoff at (505) 564-7670.
An example of BLM Visual Resource Management can be requiring that tanks at natural gas well sites be painted dark green to blend in with surrounding pinon and juniper trees.