Planning

Resource Management Planning & Environmental Compliance

Current Land Use Plan
The St. George Field Office (SGFO) is responsible for land use planning on approximately 635,000 acres of public lands in southwestern Utah. The current land use plan for the SGFO is the St. George Field Office Record of Decision and Resource Management Plan, 1999 (ROD/RMP).
 
Environmental Compliance
All internally or externally proposed actions on or affecting public lands or resources under BLM jurisdiction must be reviewed for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (unless that action is exempt). It is through this Act that the BLM, as a federal agency, is responsible for preparing documents that analyze the environmental consequences of its actions and assist in determining whether a proposed action would have a significant impact on our environment. Different levels of documentation are prepared including an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Environmental Assessment (EA), Categorical Exclusions (CX), or Determination of NEPA Adequacy (DNA).

Information on all proposed actions analyzed in accordance with NEPA can be found on the Environmental Document Bulletin Board (ENBB). For information on how to search the ENBB click here.

New Planning Efforts
The SGFO is initiating land use and resource management planning in response to the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (the Act), P.L.111-11.  The Act has directed the SGFO to complete the following:
Additional planning efforts will be underway for the following:

Current Land Use Plan
SGFO Resource Management Plan

Environmental Compliance
ENBB
National  Environment Policy
Act of 1969

Utah NEPA Guidebook

New Planning Efforts
NCA Resource Management Plans & Plan Amendment

Comprehensive Travel Management Plan

Wilderness Management Plans
Wild and Scenic Rivers Management Plans

EAs under Review
GEM Gypsum Mine EA
GEM Gypsum Mine FONSI-DR