Q: What is a Resource Management Plan (RMP)?
A: An RMP is a set of comprehensive, long-range decisions regarding the use and management of resources administered by BLM. In general, a RMP accomplishes two objectives -
- Provides an overview of goals, objectives, and needs associated with public land management; and
- Establishes what land uses can occur on the public lands, where they can occur, and under what conditions.
Q: What laws, regulations and policies guide the revision process?
A: The BLM resource management planning process, explained in Title 43 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1600, BLM 1601 Manual, and BLM Land Use Planning Handbook (H-1601-1) falls within the framework of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) environmental analysis and decision making process described in the Council on Environmental Quality regulations of 40 CFR 1500-1508, the Department of the Interior NEPA Manual (516 DM 1-7), and the BLM NEPA Handbook H-1790-1.