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NEPA Analysis

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.

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Documents Currently Under Public Review (Sorted by Review Period End Date)

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
OR-68203 Land Use Permit - Commencial Filming9/05/14 10/03/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordBaker City
Land Use Permit - Commercial Filming9/05/14 10/03/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordMalheur
OR-42218 ROW Renewal of Existing Aerial Telephone Line 9/05/14 10/03/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordJordan
ODOT Communications Site Lease Renewal and Modifications9/05/14 10/03/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordMalheur
OR-68094 ROW Access Across Public Lands to Privately Owned Lands9/05/14 10/03/14 Categorical Exclusion / Decision RecordMalheur

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
Wallupa/Wildcat Creek Road Reconstruction9/12/2014Finding of No Significant Impact Baker City
OR-56585 ROW Renewal for an existing FM broadcast tower7/24/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Malheur
OR-17230 ROW Renewal for an existing telephone line7/24/2014Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record Malheur
Wallupa/Wildcat Creek Road Reconstruction6/30/2014Environmental Assessment Baker City
Grazing Schedule Revision - Radar Hill Allotment6/27/2014Documentation of NEPA Adequacy Malheur

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Project Planning Updates

Trout Creek EIS Public Scoping Documents

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.