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BLM Satellite Network Broadcast Announcement NTC-TV

March 28, 2013 

Planning/NEPA Forum

Contract Close-out


Program Description
This 2-hour live broadcast is another in a series of Planning/NEPA Forums presented by the BLM’s National Training Center. These forums cover current and important planning or NEPA-related topics. Previous topics have included: Connected Actions; Purpose and Need; Administrative Record; and Cooperating Agencies.
During this broadcast an expert panel will discuss how to modify and close out contracts, the contractor’s role versus the BLM’s role in strengthening the project file or administrative record, and how to respond to legal challenges. In addition, we will answer questions from the viewers and as a special bonus, we will have guests calling in to discuss their best management practices for improving the contracting process. 
The panelists are: Molly Cobbs, BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator from the Anchorage District Office; Cindy Kleinholz, BLM Contracting Officer at the National Operations Center; Chris Carlton, BLM Planning and Environmental Coordinator from the Wyoming State Office; and host, Cathy Humphrey, BLM Training Coordinator for NEPA at the National Training Center.
Target Audience: 
This telecast is intended primarily for BLM employees who are involved in the contracting of planning and NEPA documents (direct or third-party contracts); specifically those who participate in modifying or closing out contracts, those who use contractors for the administrative record for responding to legal challenges, or those who want to learn more about the process.
Pre-Event Questions:
Prior to the telecast, questions about Contracting for Planning or NEPA documents may be submitted to program panelists via email or text message at: This is your last chance to submit questions as this is the final show in the NEPA Contracting series.
Participants must register through DOI Learn. After you log in, enter “Planning/NEPA” in the Search box. If you’re having trouble registering, contact Yolande Petty at or 602-906-5505. If you registered for the January or February broadcasts you were automatically registered for the March broadcast. 

Broadcast Schedule – March 28, 2013
Use this chart to verify broadcast times for your location:
Time Zone
Test Signal
Program Starts
Program Ends
Alaska Daylight Time
8:00 am 
8:30 am
10:30 am
Pacific Daylight Time
(Arizona Time)
9:00 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
Mountain Daylight Time
10:00 am
12:30 pm
Central Daylight Time
11:00 am
11:30 am
1:30 pm
Eastern Daylight Time
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
2:30 pm

DISH Network Transmission:
To view this telecast, select DISH Channel 9629 on your satellite receiver. This will automatically pick up NTC’s DISH transmission on the correct satellite
During the test signal period, you should see the NTC program test signal and hear music. At other times you will see a Dish Network Business Solutions graphic, unless that channel is being used by another DISH Network customer.
Preparing Your DISH Receiver
To ensure your reception of this program is authorized, please “re-boot” your DISH Network satellite receiver. For details on re-booting your system, please see the DISH Network Technical Support page on the NTC website at:
Satellite Reception - Technical Support Line
For “Day of Event” technical support, or for help with your DISH Network downlink system at any time contact: The DISH Network Platinum Support Team at: 1-888-454-0843. Once connected, hit the pound sign three times (###) to speak with a technician. They will help you trouble shoot your system, assist you with blocking channels if needed, and arrange an on-stie service call at your office if needed.
Remember - You can check to verify that your DISH SuperDish 121 is working correctly by tuning into DISH Network Channel 9584 at any time.
During this event participants may submit questions and comments via phone, fax, e-mail, and text messaging.
Call-in Phone Number: 1-877-862-5346 (toll free)
FAX Number:  602-906-5701
Email and Text Messaging:
Listen-Only Telephone Bridge:
To listen to the audio portion of this telecast call toll free: 1-888-603-9814

Participant Passcode: 2489966