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How to get Involved 
The Carson City District Draft RMP/Environmental Impact Statement is anticipated to be released for a 90-day public review and comment  period Fall 2014. 

If you would like to be notified when the document is available please send an email to:
blm_nv_ccdo_rmp@blm.gov
 
 
 

Why Public Comments are Important - 

This is an opportunity for you to be involved in the decision-making process of the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and to offer your thoughts on alternative ways for the agency to accomplish what it is proposing. Many public land users, organizations, and individuals want to provide comments to help in the Carson City District RMP planning effort. Comments that provide relevant and new information with sufficient detail are most useful and are referred to as substantive comments. The BLM reviews all comments and identifies the topics that are substantive for consideration in the final published document. Try not to provide comments that offer opinion only.

Substantive comments do one or more of the following:

  • Raise issues BLM has not considered; reinforce issues BLM has already identified 
  • Identify additional planning criteria 
  • Present information that can be used when developing alternatives 
  • Present reasonable alternatives
  • Present information that can be used when BLM considers impacts of alternatives
  • Raise concerns, with reasoning, regarding public land resources within the planning area
  • Raise concerns, with reasoning, regarding uses of public lands within the planning area
  • Recommend specific changes to the landscape or management actions
  • Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in a report already created

Comments that are not substantive include:

  • Comments in favor of or against an action without any reasoning (such as "I don’t like" without providing any rationale)
  • Comments that only agree or disagree with BLM policy
  • Comments without justification or supporting data (such as "allow more grazing ")
  • Comments that don’t pertain to the planning area (such as "the government should eliminate all dams throughout the west")
  • Comments that take the form of vague, open-ended questions.

 How Can You Participate in the Process?

The BLM has implemented a collaborative, community-based planning process for the RMP/EIS and public input is critical to its success. Issues raised through public participation have driven the different management options that are considered in the RMP which will ultimately lead to how BLM public lands are managed.

To submit comments, you may mail to:
Carson City RMP 
Bureau of Land Management
Carson City District Office
5665 Morgan Mill Road
Carson City, NV 89701
Fax: (775) 885-6147 (Attn: Carson City RMP)


E-mail comments can also be sent to blm_nv_ccdo_rmp@blm.gov.

Please include your name and mailing address in your e-mail (see privacy notice). Comments are welcomed, reviewed, and considered throughout the planning process.


Public comments submitted for this planning review, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, NV 89701, during regular business hours (7:30am to 4:30 pm), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently in your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.