The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) ensures that the BLM (and other Federal Agencies) considers the impact of an action on the quality of the human environment before decisions are made and the action is taken. NEPA-related documents are required to concentrate on significant issues. The NEPA process is intended to help public officials make better decisions based on an understanding of environmental consequences, and take actions that protect, restore, and enhance the quality of the human environment.
As of October 1, 2015, the BLM now hosts all of our current and ongoing planning documents on the new ePlanning site. EPlanning allows you to review and comment online on BLM NEPA and planning projects. This site also makes finding documents easier by allowing you to search for projects by geographic location, project resource type, year, and other project-specific fields.
All of BLM's planning documents prior to October 2015, can be found in the Oregon/Washington NEPA document library. Documents can be searched by fiscal year, district, program area, and document type via the NEPA Document Search form.
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:
- Eastern Washington Management Plan
- San Juan Islands National Monument Resource Management Plan
- Vantage-Pomona Heights 230kV Transmission Line Project
Projects with Documents Currently Under Public Review
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|
|Bundy Water Pipeline Right-of-Way Renewal|
|Bundy Water Pipeline Categorical Exclusion||Border|
|Appeal||Decision Bundy Water Pipeline||10/02/2015||11/02/2015||Border|
|Map Bundy Water Pipeline||Border|
|Bundy Water Pipeline ROW Stipulations||Border|
|Carpenter Road Fire ESR Treatments|
|Scoping||Carpenter Road Fire ESR Treatments Scoping Notice||10/02/2015||10/29/2015||Border|
|Map of the Carpenter Road FIre Proposed Treatments||Border|
|Avista 230-kV Transmission Line Right-of-way Renewal|
|Avista Corporation Transmission Line Map||Border|
|North Huckleberry Pile Burn|
|North Huckleberry Pile Burn Environmental Assessment||Border|
Project Planning Updates
- Spokane District Planning Update, January 2010 (PDF)
- Spokane District Planning Update, August 2009 (PDF)
- Spokane District Planning Update, May 2009 (PDF)
- Spokane District Planning Update, February 2009 (PDF)
- Spokane District Planning Update, November 2008 (PDF)
- Spokane District Planning Update, August 2008 (PDF)
Public Comments: Before including address, phone number, email-address, or any other personal identifying information in your comments, be advised that your entire comment, including personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While individuals may request that the BLM withhold personal identifying information from public view, the BLM cannot guarantee it will be able to do so. If you wish us to withhold your personal information you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their entirety.