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Project: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA Priest Hole Site Plan EA

Project Status: Planning Completed
Office Location: Prineville
Resource Area: Prineville DO
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA   Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 4/24/2013
Summary: The comment period on this Environmental Assessment (EA) ended August 24, 2012. The BLM is re-publishing the EA with the Decision Record (DR) and signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). After careful analysis of effects and consideration of public input on the EA, the BLM has decided to implement a scaled-down version of the original proposed action. As a result, the project will not develop any designated campsites, will not close any roads, and will not add a trash dumpster to the area. The BLM will install a temporary restroom (port-a-potty) while gaining public input on the best location for a permanent vault toilet. Once a site is identified for the permanent toilet, a gravel parking area will be developed to allow pull-through trailer access. The decision also includes modifications for the food and cover crop plots and irrigation for the fields. Please see the Decision Record for further information on the selected alternative.
Public Review Start Date : 4/26/2013
Public Review End Date : 5/31/2013
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA  FONSI/Decision Record
Document Publish Date: 4/24/2013
Summary: The Prineville District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impacts (FONSI) for the proposed Priest Hole Site Plan (DOI-BLM-ORP000-2011-0022-EA). The actions included in this Decision Record were analyzed in that EA, and will occur on public land in the Priest Hole area 12 air miles northwest of Mitchell, Oregon within the project area shown on maps in the EA. The EA considered alternate ways to improve camping and day use opportunities, improve water quality, and improve neotropical bird breeding habitat conditions and deer and elk forage.
Public Protest/Appeal Start Date : 4/26/2013
Public Protest/Appeal End Date : 5/31/2013
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA  Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Publish Date: 7/06/2012
Summary: FONSI for Priest Hole Site Plan Environmental Assessment.
Public Review Start Date : 7/09/2012
Public Review End Date : 8/24/2012
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Recreation
NEPA #: DOI-BLM-OR-P040-2011-0022-EA  Environmental Assessment
Document Publish Date: 7/06/2012
Summary: Priest Hole Site Plan environmental assessment. Project examines alternatives to manage the Priest Hole recreation site.
Public Review Start Date : 7/09/2012
Public Review End Date : 8/24/2012
Contact: Prineville District Office
Contact Phone: (541) 416-6700
Program Areas: Recreation