The public scoping period ended on March 23, 2012. The Scoping Report is available on the Documents & Reports page of this Web site.
The Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Draft EIS is available for a 90-day review and comment period. The Draft EIS incorporates comments received during the scoping period (December 2011 - March 2012), input from Cooperating Agencies, and the BLM/USFS Interdiciplinary Team.
The Draft EIS describes and analyzes a range of six alternatives for managing approximately 17.7 million acres of BLM and Forest Service-administered lands in Nevada and Northeastern California. The alternatives present a range of management actions to achieve the goal of Greater Sage-Grouse conservation for the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Region. The Draft EIS also identifies the agencies' preferred alternative and describes management actions developed by adapting the National Technical Team measures to the Nevada and Northeastern California Sub-Region. While the agencies' preferred alternative has been identified, it is not a final agency decision. Input received during the 90-day review and comment period will be incorporated into the the final decision making process.
The comment period will be open from Friday November 1, 2013 through Wednesday January 29, 2014. The Draft EIS is accessible through the "Documents & Reports" link on the left side of this website.
This section is designed to help you when the time comes to review the Draft EIS and to submit comments.
Comments are important to us as they may provide us with valuable information and data useful in our decision-making process that may have been overlooked. Please refer to the Commenting Guide (also available on the Documents & Reports link on the left side of this page - under the Reference Documents section) for detailed information on how to provide helpful comments.
You can submit comments interactively directly from this ePlanning website during an open comment period.
INSTRUCTIONS: Click the blue icon for the Interactive Document available on the Documents & Reports link on the left side of this page. The interactive document will open in your browser window. Highlight the text you would like to comment on and then click the "Click Here to Submit Comment" at the top of the web page. A commenting form will open. Click the button labeld "Insert Highlighted Text" and your highlighted text and its' location in the document will automatically be copied into the form. The form will walk you through the rest of the process. There is a help link in the top right corner of the web page if needed. A brief ePlanning Interactive Comment Guide is also available for download on the Documents & Reports link on the left side of this page (under the Reference Documents section).
Please note: Due to security settings, the comment form resets after 60 minutes. This means each "comment session" must be completed within 60 minutes or the form will reset and any information in the form will be deleted. You can have as many "comment sessions" as needed.
To learn more about commenting in ePlanning you can view a video tutorial on the BLM National Training Center's Knowledge Resource Center website called Video Guide for Submitting Comments on ePlanning Documents
http://www.ntc.blm.gov/krc/viewresource.php?courseID=449 . If you have questions or need assistance with your interactive comment please contact Marguerite Adams 775-861-6482.
Aside from submitting comments through the ePlanning interactive document, comments may be submitted by any of the following traditional methods:
Comments may be submitted through this email link firstname.lastname@example.org
Please provide the name of the Draft EIS (NVCA GRSG Draft EIS Comment) in the subject line of your email.
Bureau of Land Management
Attn: Greater Sage-Grouse EIS
1340 Financial Blvd
Reno, NV 89502
All comments must be received by the BLM by the close of the Draft EIS review on Wednesday January 29, 2014.
The comments and feedback received on the Draft EIS, will be used by the sub-region team to develop a Final EIS, which brings the project near the end of the process. Finally, a Record of Decision will be signed approving the land use plan amendments for the Nevada and northeastern California Sub-region, which will complete the process and incorporate the new planning decisions into the respective RMPs.
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