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United States Department of the Interior
Montana State Office
5001 Southgate Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-4669

February 14, 2006

In Reply To:  
Instruction Memorandum No. MT-2006-049
Expires: 9/30/07
To:             State Management Team
From:          Deputy State Director, Division of Resources
Subject: Submission of Comments for Instruction Memorandum 2006-084 DD: February 23, 2006                                                    
Program Areas: Rangeland Improvements, Vegetation Treatments, Abandoned Mined Lands, Fire and Hazardous Fuels Reduction, Emergency Stabilization and Restoration, Conservation and Restoration Treatments, Threatened and Endangered Species, Wildlife Habitat and Noxious Weeds/Invasive Species.
Purpose: Response to Instruction Memorandum (IM) 2006-084.
BackgroundThe purpose of the National Vegetation Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is to update and consolidate four vegetation treatment EIS analysis documents dating between 1986 and 1991. The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and Draft Environmental Report (DER) was released to the public on November 10, 2005.
Policy/Action: As described in IM 2006-084, please send your comments to John Simons in the Montana State Office by February 23, 2006.
Timeframe: This IM is effective upon receipt.
Budget Impact: The effect of this IM on the budget is minimal.
Manual/Handbook Sections Affected: None.
CoordinationPreparation of this IM was coordinated with Montana State Office staff.
Contact: If you have questions regarding this IM, please contact Bill McIlvain, Acting Chief of the Branch of Planning and Biological Resources, or John Simons, Vegetation and Restoration Specialist.

Signed by: Randy D. Heuscher, Acting
Authenticated by: Merry Prestridge (MT923)
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