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:
- Barnes Butte Mercury Removal Action
- Glass Buttes Communication Site and VRM Plan Amendment
- John Day Basin Resource Management Plan
- Oregon Badlands Wilderness Plan and Environmental Assessment
- Pacific Direct Current Intertie (PDCI) Upgrade Project
DOI-BLM-OR-P060-2015-0019-EA Newberry Geothermal Leasing Project
- The BLM adopted the USFS EA and is in the process of making a Decision which will be posted to this page and made available for public review.
- 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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Projects with Documents Currently Under Public Review
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NEPA Document Library
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Project Planning Updates
2015 Project Updates
- January 2015 (PDF)
2014 Project Updates
2013 Project Updates
2012 Project Updates
2011 Project Updates
2010 Project Updates
2009 Project Updates
2008 Project Updates
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