U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Monticello Field Office
|Filing a Protest|
The protest must be in writing and contain the following:
If a protest does not include all of the elements outlined above, the BLM will not respond to the 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.).
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:
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.