Decisions and Appeals Process
When changes, or renewal of grazing permits are necessary, allotment evaluations are completeted and a Proposed Decision is issued under 43 CFR 4160, starting a 15-day protest period. The Proposed Decision is sent to the permittee(s) or lessee(s) and other affected interests and interested publics. If disagreement exists on an allotment, permittee(s) or lessee(s) and other affected interests may protest the Proposed Decision. BLM considers all protests filed and then issues a Final Decision, starting a 30-day appeal period. If disagreement still exists with the Final Decision, the permittee(s) or lessee(s) and other affected interests may appeal under 43 CFR 4160.4 and 4.470 for the livestock portion and 43 CFR 4.21 for the wild horse and burro portion, and the wildlife portions of the decision. At the conclusion of the decision process the management actions are implemented and monitoring continues until the next evaluation.