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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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 on-going planning efforts in the BLM Prineville District. Some of these planning efforts include:

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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-P040-2014-0048-EA South Fork Fire Complex9/03/14 10/03/14 Scoping LetterPrineville DO
DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2014-0042-DNA FY Brown Road, Razorback & Hancock Complex Post-Fire Herbicide Treatments9/23/14 10/22/14 Documentation of NEPA AdequacyPrineville 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-P060-2013-0029-DNA Tumalo Canal Vegetation Treatments9/15/2014Documentation of NEPA Adequacy Prineville DO
DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2014-0049-CX CEC, Inc. Communications Lease Renewal on Hampton Butte9/04/2014Categorical Exclusion Prineville DO
DOI-BLM-OR-P000-2014-0033-EA 2015 Multiple Grazing Permit Renewal9/02/2014Scoping Letter Prineville DO
DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2014-0044-CX Proposed correction of legal description for right-of-way OR 526618/12/2014Categorical Exclusion Prineville DO
DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2014-0040-DNA Revised Induced Seismic Mitigation Plan at Newberry Crater8/08/2014Documentation of NEPA Adequacy Prineville DO

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