Prineville NEPA Documents
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.
Key Planning Efforts in Prineville
There are a number of significant on-going planning efforts in the BLM Prineville District. Some of these planning efforts include:
- Cascade Crossing Project
- Environmental Assessment for the Cline Buttes Recreation Area
- Grazing Renewal Environmental Assessment
- John Day Basin Resource Management Plan
- John Day River Study
- Newberry Geothermal Environmental Assessment
- West Butte Wind Power Right of Way
- For a list of other ongoing projects, please see the most recent Project Planning Update at the bottom of this page.
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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|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA Priest Hole Site Plan EA||4/26/13||5/31/13||FONSI/Decision Record||Prineville DO|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA Priest Hole Site Plan EA||4/26/13||5/31/13||Environmental Assessment||Prineville DO|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P060-1998-0079-EA Stearns Dam Removal||5/03/13||6/03/13||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Prineville DO|
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|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0021 Midnight Point and Mahogany Geothermal Exploration Projects EA||4/17/2013||Finding of No Significant Impact||Prineville DO|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0021 Midnight Point and Mahogany Geothermal Exploration Projects EA||4/17/2013||Environmental Assessment||Prineville DO|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2012-0008-EA Tumalo Vegetation and Trail Management Project EA||3/22/2013||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Prineville DO|
|DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2013-0011-EA South Fork Crooked River Fence Re-route||3/01/2013||Environmental Assessment / FONSI||Prineville DO|
|DOl-BLM-OR-P060-2013-0004-CX Dwain C. Lundy Request for Road Right-of-Way||1/24/2013||Categorical Exclusion||Prineville DO|
NEPA Document Library
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Project Planning Updates
2013 Project Updates
- January 2013 (PDF)
2012 Project Updates
2011 Project Updates
2010 Project Updates
2009 Project Updates
2008 Project Updates
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