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-56644 Richland/Halfway Communication Site||4/11/14||5/09/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Baker City|
|OR-56643 Lime Hill Communication Site||4/11/14||5/09/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Baker City|
|OR-60774 Gold Hill Communication Site||4/11/14||5/09/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Baker City|
|Transfer of Grazing Preference - Allotment #3||4/11/14||5/09/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Malheur|
|Transfer of Grazing Preference - Arock Allotment||4/11/14||5/09/14||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Jordan|
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|
|Transfer of Grazing Preference - Buckbrush Allotment||3/11/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Malheur|
|Succor Creek Dist. Improvement Co. ROW Amendment - OR-23731||2/24/2014||Environmental Assessment||Jordan|
|OR-35720 Idaho Power ROW Renewal||2/03/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Baker City|
|Bretz Mine Remediation||2/03/2014||Decision Rationale||Jordan|
|OR-67899 Light Speed Network ROW||1/23/2014||Categorical Exclusion / Decision Record||Baker City|
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Project Planning Updates
Trout Creek EIS Public Scoping Documents
- 2010 Scoping Letter to Public (PDF)
- Scoping Background and Issues, Trout Creek Geographic Management Area (TCGMA) – February 2010 (PDF)
- Brief Synopsis of Pre-Scoping EIS Alternatives, February 2010 Scoping Meetings (PDF)
- Rangeland Grazing Allotment Statistics and Management Categories for the Analysis Area (PDF)
- Grazing EIS Alternative 3B - Allotments and Pastures Where Livestock Grazing Use Would Cease (PDF)
- Corrected Table B - Trout Creek Geographic Management Area Standards of Rangeland Health Evaluation (PDF)
- Corrected Table B (Continued) - Trout Creek Geographic Management Area Standards of Rangeland Health Evaluation (PDF)
- Map - Trout Creek Wilderness Study Areas and Status of Wilderness Characteristic Inventory Units (PDF)
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