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

February 1, 2008

In Reply To:
1120 (912) P
Information Bulletin No. MT-2008-024
To:             State Management Team
From:          Director, External Affairs
Subject:       Briefing Statement Revisions       DD: February 27, 2008
It is time again to review and update the Montana/Dakotas BLM Briefing Statements. These briefs are an invaluable source of public information about highly visible and sometimes controversial programs within our organization. They are used frequently by the Secretary of the Interior, congressional offices, news media, and interest groups affected by BLM programs. 
A table of contents showing the date of the most recent review/update is attached, as well as a copy of each briefing statement for your program area. Some suggested additions/deletions are noted in bold print. When deciding to add or delete a particular briefing statement, keep in mind that the briefing book is intended to focus only on issues that are highly visible and/or controversial, not on general programs.
Review the briefing papers carefully and completely rather than just appending with the latest information. Briefing statements should be concise; they may be edited for length and clarity. Also, please make sure the correct contact person is listed.
Please send a copy of your update, recommendation for deletion, or “no change” response for each statement pertaining to your area to Ann Boucher (MT912) by February 27, 2008. If you have any questions, please contact Ann at 406-896-5011.
Signed by: Christine Tincher
Authenticated by: Ann Boucher, External Affairs
2 Attachments
     1-Table of Contents (1 p)
     2-Briefing Statements (varies by office)
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