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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
 
Release Date: 06/02/14
Contacts: Kathy Boden, 505-9854-2179    

BLM Invites Public Comments on the Revised Protocol between BLM New Mexico and the State Historic Preservation Office


Santa Fe, NM - The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico is seeking public comment on the draft revised Protocol between the BLM New Mexico and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO). This revised Protocol addresses how Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act is implemented for BLM undertakings in the State of New Mexico.

The BLM New Mexico and SHPO have been operating under State Protocols since 1998, and this most recent revision is in response to updated national policy. The comment period ends on July 11, 2014. Please send your comments on the comment form provided at the link below to Kathy Boden at kboden@blm.gov or Georges Damone III at gdamone@blm.gov or to by this date.

Both the existing and revised Protocol can also be found on the New Mexico BLM website at:  http://blm.gov/5xld.

For further information, please contact Kathy Boden or Georges Damone at either gdamone@blm.gov or (505) 954-2179.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 07-21-2014