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Rio Puerco Field Office NEPA

Proposed project development on BLM public lands requires analysis under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). FLPMA requires that the BLM develops and maintains Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for its managed public surface and mineral estate. Regulations under FLPMA also state that proposed on-the-ground actions must be consistent with an RMP’s decisions. NEPA ensures that the BLM (and other Federal agencies) consider the impact of a proposed action on the quality of the human environment before a decision is made to proceed.

Two types of NEPA documents, the Environmental Assessment (EA) and the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), are required to involve some level of public involvement if not formal comment periods. Documents open for formal comment can be found below and all other proposed federal actions or projects can be found in the NEPA Project Log.

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NEPA Project Log

These logs track initiation and approval of environmental documents that are being or have been completed as part of the BLM's responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).


NEPA Documents Open for Formal Public Comment

The following documents are available for formal review and comment to the public. Please note the dates of review and method for submitting comments included in the Dear Reader letter of the document or other instructions as provided.


2014 Livestock Grazing Permit Renewal Environmental Assessments

Corrales Tierra (#00055), Pipeline (#00056), Cucho Arroyo (#00057), Mighty Mite (#00058), Rock House Community (#00060), San Ysidro Community (#00064), Long Ridge (00065), Bernalillito (#00078), Arroyo Armiento (#25791)

Guadalupe (#00047), Mesa Cortada (#00048), Ignacio Chavez Grant Community (#00050), Cerro Salado (#00051), Canon Tapia (#00062), Canon Del Puente (00067), Agua Salado (#00110), Cerro Tinaja Community (#25572)

Petoch Wash (#00221), Tafoya Canyon (#00431), Arroyo Del Puerto (#06006), Ruby Well (#06032), El Tintero (#06079), Crockett Draw (#06092), Cerro Bandera (#22338)

Brandy (#00010), Senorito (#00019), Arroyo Empedrado (#00036), Cerro Cuate (#00041), Wilson Canyon (#00061), South San Luis (#00070), Tejon (00120), Ysidro Wash (#25418)


Oil and Gas Leasing


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Rio Puerco Field Office Planning

Click here to review the Field Office Resource Management Plans, Amendments and other planning documents.

Rio Puerco Field Office Planning