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Filing a Protest

Filing a Protest

The Kanab Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement was released on July 18, 2008.

Pursuant to BLM's planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5-2, any person who participated in the planning process for this PRMP and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the planning decisions may protest approval of the planning decisions within 30 days from date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.  For further information on filing a protest, please click here.  The regulations specify the required elements of your protest.  Take care to document all relevant facts.  As much as possible, reference or cite the planning documents or available planning records (e.g. meeting minutes or summaries, correspondence, etc.).  To aid in ensuring the completeness of your protest, a protest checklist is available here.  If your protest does not include all of the elements outlined in 43 CFR 1610.5-2 the BLM will not respond to your protest.  

E-mailed or faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period.  Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mailed or faxed protest as an advance copy and will afford it full consideration.  If you will to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of Brenda Hudgens-Williams, BLM protest coordinator, at 202-452-5112, and e-mailed protests to:  Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov .

All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing or faxing) must be in writing and mailed to the follow address:

Regular Mail

Overnight Mail

Director (210)Director (210
Attention: Brenda WilliamsAttention: Brenda Williams
P.O. Box 665381620 L Street, N.W., Suite 1075
Washington, D.C. 20035Washington, D.C. 20036

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, be advised that your entire protest -- including your personal identifying information -- may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your protest to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM Director will make every attempt to promptly render a decision on the protest.  The decision will be in writing and will be sent to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested.  The decision of the Director shall be the final decision of the Department of Interior.

Upon resolution of all land use plan protests, the BLM will issue an Approved RMP and Record of Decision (ROD).  The Approved RMP and ROD will be mailed or made available electronically to all who participated in the planning process and will be available to all parties through the "Planning" page of the BLM national website ( http://www.blm.gov/planning ), or by mail upon request.