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NEPA Analysis

Project development necessary for implementation of land use plans (Resource Management Plans) requires analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). NEPA ensures that the BLM (and other Federal agencies) consider the impact of an action on the quality of the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. Two types of NEPA documents that are prepared and provide opportunity for public involvement are Environmental Impact Statements and Environmental Assessments.  There are certain actions which have been categorically excluded from further NEPA analysis because it has been determined that the actions have insignificant effects on the human environment.  These actions are documented in a Categorical Exclusion review.  Until recently, these types of actions were not subject to public review.  New categories of excluded actions, including fuels and forest health treatments, now provide for a public review period for those actions.

Project planning updates provide BLM a means to achieve public scoping by notifying the public of the status of projects in the process of planning and analysis for implementation in the near future or currently being implemented. These updates are produced annually for each district.

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For a list of state level plans, view the existing plans page.

For corrected NEPA document numbers for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2009, view the new NEPA numbering system (PDF).

Key Planning Efforts in Medford

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Documents Currently Under Public Review

The following list contains NEPA documents that are currently available for public review, protest, or appeal.

Project Name Start Date End Date Doc Type Resource Area
Special Recreation Permit - Filming Black Tail Deer Hunt for the Outdoor Channel10/20/14 11/04/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordMedford DO
Oregon Gulch Fire Recovery Project 10/10/14 11/14/14 Scoping LetterAshland
New Cingular Wireless PCS LLC Fiber Optic Line10/15/14 11/14/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordGrants Pass

Existing/Historic Documents (5 Most Recent)

The following list contains NEPA documents that have passed the public review period.

Project Name Date Doc Type Resource Area
MRA Ghost & Goblin Poker Run 10/10/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Ashland
Eighty Acre Quarry Rock Sale10/02/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Butte Falls
Special Recreation Permit - Filming Blacktail Deer Hunt for the Outdoor Channel9/30/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Medford DO
McLaughlin Right-of-Way Grant (OR 24498)9/29/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Ashland
Honl ROW OR 0681559/26/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Butte Falls

Project Planning Updates

Public Comments: Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their entirety.