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.
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).