U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
The Process of Approving an ACEC
Step 1: ACEC is nominated by the public or BLM … Proceed to step 2.
Step 2: An interdisciplinary team of BLM resource specialists evaluate and document the nominated ACECs for relevance and importance … Proceed to step 3.
Step 3: ACEC evaluations are reviewed by BLM managers. Evaluation forms are signed by the Field Manager … Proceed to step 4.
Step 4: Cooperating agencies are provided with the opportunity to review the ACEC evaluations.
Step 5: The potential ACEC is included in the draft for the Resource Management Plan (RMP) as part of one or more of the alternatives. Management prescriptions are proposed in the RMP to protect the relevant and important values.
Step 6: The potential ACEC is designated in the approved RMP … End of process.
Step 7: The potential ACEC is not designated in the approved RMP … End of process.
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