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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Oregon / Washington

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 Spokane

There are a number of significant on-going planning efforts in the BLM Spokane District. Some of these planning efforts include:

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Projects with Documents Currently Under Public Review: 9

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

Project Name Document Start Date End Date Resource Area
Management of Douglas Creek Canyon and Douglas Creek Grazing Allotment Environmental Assessment
Scoping Letter Wenatchee
Environmental Assessment Spokane DO
Finding of No Significant Impact,Decision Record Spokane DO
Appeal Douglas Creek Canyon Restoration Decision 03/17/2015 04/16/2015 Wenatchee
Finding of No Significant Impact Spokane DO
Revised Environmental Assessment Wenatchee
Appeal Notice of Decision for Authorization of Livestock Grazing on Douglas Creek Allotment 03/20/2015 04/18/2015 Wenatchee
Meridian Geographics Orienteering Special Recreation Permit
Comment Decision Record,Categorical Exclusion 03/17/2015 04/17/2015 Border
Benton Rural Electric Association Right-of-Way
Comment Decision Record,Categorical Exclusion 03/05/2015 04/05/2015 Border

Historic Spokane Planning Documents

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Project Planning Updates

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