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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Rawlins Field Office
 
Release Date: 04/28/14
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    
  307-315-0612    

BLM Rawlins Extends Comment Period on RMP Amendment


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rawlins Field Office is extending the comment period on the environmental assessment (EA) for the visual resource management amendment to the 2008 Rawlins Resource Management Plan (RMP) from May 2 to May 16.

During the first comment period for the preliminary EA in late 2013, the Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory was not yet available for public consideration. Consequently, when the inventory was published on April 8, the BLM opened a comment period to seek public input on how it affects the amendment EA and its alternatives. The BLM is not seeking comments on the inventory itself.

The Lands with Wilderness Characteristics inventory is available online at www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/field_offices/Rawlins/LWCI.html.

Public participation is an essential part of the National Environmental Policy Act process. Written comments may be emailed to blm_wy_rl_rmp_vrm@blm.gov; faxed to 307-328-4224; or mailed or delivered to the BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third St., P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins WY 82301. Comments outside the relationship of the inventory to the EA will not be considered.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

For more information on the RMP and associated documents, please visit www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/programs/Planning/rmps/rawlins.html or contact Sheila Lehman at 307-328-4264.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the individual above during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the below individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Rawlins Field Office   1300 North Third Street      Rawlins, WY 82301  

Last updated: 04-28-2014