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August 22, 2008

Contact:
    Michele Easley, 
    307-828-4524

Proposed Kemmerer RMP and 
Final EIS Available

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kemmerer Field Office is releasing the Kemmerer Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) on Aug, 22, 2008, starting a 30-day protest period. The PRMP provides a framework for the future management direction and appropriate use of BLM-administered lands and resources located in Lincoln and Uinta counties, and part of Sweetwater County, Wyoming.

The document was prepared by the BLM in consultation with cooperating agencies, taking into account public comments. The PRMP/FEIS contains responses to public and agency comments received on the Draft RMP/EIS released last year as well as adjustments made as a result of those comments.

Printed copies of the PRMP/FEIS are available for review at the BLM offices in Kemmerer and Cheyenne; public libraries in Kemmerer, Evanston, and Green River; and libraries at the University of Wyoming and Western Wyoming College. The document is also available on the Kemmerer RMP revision website at www.blm.gov/rmp/kemmerer/ with a limited number of printed copies and compact disks (CDs) available on request by calling (307) 828-4500.

PRMP/FEIS Protest Period:

The 30-day protest period ending on September 21, 2008, provides the opportunity for those who participated in the planning process to protest the proposed RMP and associated land use planning decisions. Only those persons or organizations who participated in the planning process may protest. The protesting party may only raise issues submitted during the planning process leading up to the publication of this PRMP. These issues may have been raised by the protesting party or others. New issues may not be raised at the protest stage.

Protests must be submitted in writing to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail -- Director (210), Bureau of Land Management, Attn. Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, D.C. 20035 or Overnight Mail -- Director (210), Bureau of Land Management, Attn. Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street, N.W., Suite 1075, Washington, D.C. 20036. Critical elements to be included in a protest are listed in the "Dear Reader" letter of the PRMP/FEIS. To be considered timely, protests must be postmarked no later than the September 21, 2008 deadline. No extensions will be granted.

For further information contact Michele Easley, Bureau of Land Management, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer, WY 83101, (307) 828-4524.

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