U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Ely District Office
|Release Date: 05/17/12|
|News Release No. ELY 2012-17|
BLM Seeks Public Comment on Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative Priorities
Ely – The Lincoln County Archaeological Initiative (LCAI) receives funding from the Lincoln County Lands Act of 2000 and Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation, and Development Act of 2004, which authorize the use of revenues from the sale of public lands identified for disposal by the Acts and Ely Resource Management Plan. The Acts created a special account in which 85 percent of the revenues from the land sales are deposited. Funds in the special account may be used for a number of activities, including the inventory, evaluation, protection and management of unique archaeological resources in Lincoln County. The remaining funds are distributed to the State of Nevada (5 percent) and Lincoln County (10 percent).
Each year the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) develops priorities for the current round of proposals. The BLM Ely District is asking the public to review and comment on the LCAI Round 6 draft priorities. Comments will be accepted through Thursday, May 31. The draft priorities are:
The public is also asked to identify priorities not addressed above. Please include sufficient information to identify the type of archaeological resource and/or the type of preservation activity(s) necessary.
Interested individuals should address all written comments to the BLM Ely District Office, HC 33 Box 33500, Ely, NV 89301, Attn: Carol Bass or fax or email them to Bass at (775) 289-1910 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
Additional information is available online at www.blm.gov/nv. Click on the Ely District map and then click on What We Do, Special Legislation and Previous Priorities Considered.
To learn more, contact Carol Bass, BLM Ely District special legislation program manager, at (775) 289-1800 or email@example.com
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
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|Last updated: 06-22-2012|
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