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BLM Satellite Network Broadcast Announcement NTC-TV

September 19, 2013

Planning/NEPA Forum

  Regional Mitigation

Program Description
This two-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, Cooperating Agencies, and Contracting.
After a short message from Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director of BLM, the expert panel will review terminology and legal authority for mitigation, introduce the draft policy for regional mitigation (draft Regional Mitigation Manual, MS-1794), discuss a framework to begin a regional mitigation strategy, discuss how to overcome potential challenges, and present the regional mitigation strategy for the Dry Lake Solar Energy Zone in Nevada. They will also answer questions from viewers.  
The guest panelists are: Gloria Tibbetts, Planning & Environmental Coordinator, Mount Lewis (NV) Field Office; Mike Dwyer, Program Manager, Nevada State Office; Kerry Rodgers, Senior NEPA Specialist, BLM Washington Office, Division of Environmental Quality & Protection;
Jim Perry, Senior Natural Resource Specialist, BLM Washington Office, Division of Fluid Minerals; Gordon Toevs, Project Manager, BLM Washington Office, Renewable Resources & Planning; and host Cathy Humphrey, BLM Training Coordinator at the National Training Center.
NOTE: A listen-only audio bridge will be available for people in offices without satellite broadcast capability. The number and passcode are at the end of this announcement and are also posted on the NTC Satellite page.
Target Audience: 
This telecast is intended primarily for BLM employees and stakeholders who are working on, or are interested in, a regional approach to implementing offsite mitigation for BLM projects.
Pre-Event Questions:
Prior to the telecast, questions about Regional Mitigation may be submitted to program panelists via email or text message at: Powerpoint slides will be available at by September 17, 2013.
Participants must register through DOI Learn. After you log in, enter “Planning/NEPA” in the Search box. If you’re having trouble registering, contact Earl Russel ( or 602-906-5635). 
Broadcast Schedule – September 19, 2013

Use this chart to verify broadcast times for your location:
Time Zone
Test Signal
Program Starts
Program Ends
Alaska Daylight Time
8:30 am 
9:00 am
11:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time
(Arizona Time)
9:30 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
Mountain Daylight Time
10:30 am
1:00 pm
Central Daylight Time
11:30 am
12:00 pm
2:00 pm
Eastern Daylight Time
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
3:00 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 Audio Bridge: Call 1-888-469-3052 (toll free)

Participant Passcode: 4626915