United States Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Montana State Office
222 North 32nd Street
P.O. Box 36800
Billings, Montana 59107-6800


1792 (923) P

April 3, 1998

EMAIL TRANSMISSION
Information Bulletin No. MT-98-073

To:     District and Resource Area Managers

From:     Deputy State Director, Division of Resources

Subject:     Quarterly EIS Status and Progress Report (April 1998)

Attached is our quarterly Montana Status and Progress Report of Environmental

Impact Statements, Resource Management Plans, and Plan Amendments. Any

questions should be directed to James Beaver at (406) 255-2918.

Signed by: Thomas P. Lonnie

Authenticated by: Janie Fox (MT923)

1 Attachment
1-Quarterly Report (6 pp)

Distribution w/attm.
Jim Gruber (MT-921)
Jim Albano (MT-922)
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MONTANA STATE OFFICE
4/1/98

QUARTERLY EIS & RMP STATUS REPORT

APRIL 1998


Document


BLM Contact


Date of NOI


Prep Plan Target Date or Status

DEIS:
Target or
Filing Date
Document No.
FEIS:
Target or
Filing Date
Document No.

Record of Decision
(Issue Date or Target)

AVF Fee Coal Exchange
EIS  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
09/18/97   10/97   Target Date 1998      
Big Dry RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
10/03/89   09/11/89   03/19/93
No. 93-8  
03/17/95
No. 95-5  
04/24/96  
Billings RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
08/18/80   01/15/82   04/15/83
No. 83-17  
11/01/83
No. 83-55  
09/28/84
RMP ROD Approved  
Billings Wilderness EIS
Big Horn Tack-On WSA
Twin Coulee WSA
Burnt Timber Canyon WSA
Pryor Mountain WSA  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
08/18/80   01/15/82   04/15/83
No. 83-17  
06/88
No. 88-18
 
 
Bitter Creek Wilderness EIS   Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
    03/84
No. 84-17  
10/27/89
No. 89-25  
 
Blackleaf Oil and Gas EIS   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
11/85   06/86   04/20/90
90-09  
07/92   No Target Date  
Bull Mountain Exchange
Project EIS  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
05/16/88   09/15/88   11/03/89
No. 89-24  
11/09/90
No. 90-32  
02/08/91  
Calypso Trail Supplement to the Big Dry RMP/EIS   James Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
10/04/95       06/07/96
No. 96-28  
05/27/97  
Centennial
MFP Amendment
Wilderness
Recommendation EIS  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
01/85   12/15/84   03/13/87
Amended
04/03/87
No. 87-7  
05/90
No. 90-13  
 
Cooke City Area Mineral Withdrawal   John Thompson,MSO
(406)255-2852  
05/31/96   5/96   3/14/97
No. 97-9  
07/97   08/12/97  
Dillon Wilderness FEIS   Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
02/20/81     05/10/82
No. 82-19  
03/27/87
No. 87-10  
 
Garnet RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
02/20/81   02/28/83   12/14/84
No. 84-66  
09/30/85
No. 85-41  
01/10/86
RMP ROD Approved  
Garnet Wilderness
Report/EIS
Wales Creek WSA
Hoodoo Mountain WSA
Gallagher Creek
WSA (202)
Quigg West WSA  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
02/20/81   02/28/83   12/14/84
No. 84-66  
01/11/91
No. 90-38  
 
Golden Sunlight EIS   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406)255-2918  
10/5/95     11/21/97
No. 97-38  
Target Date 4/98   Target Date 5/98  
Headwaters RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
03/05/80   02/01/80   05/06/83
No. 83-18  
11/01/83
No. 83-54  
07/84
RMP ROD Approved  
Headwaters Wilderness
Study Area EIS
Black Sage WSA
Yellowstone River
Island WSA  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
03/05/80   02/01/80   05/06/83
No. 83-18  
11/21/86
No. 86-47  
 
Headwaters RMP -
Designated ONAs
Blind Horse Cr. ONA
Chute Mountain ONA
Deep Cr./Battle Cr. ONA
Ear Mountain ONA  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
These former WSAs were all designated
Outstanding Natural Areas via the
Headwaters RMP (ROD 7/84)  
Humbug Spires
Wilderness EIS  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
11/20/79     04/25/80
No. 80-26  
06/01/84
No. 84-16  
Under Review  
Judith, Valley, Phillips RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
09/30/88   09/30/88   07/12/91
No. 91-717  
12/04/92
No. 92-30  
09/19/94  
Judith, Valley, Phillips Oil
and Gas Supplemental EIS  
Jerry Majerus, LDO
(406) 538-7461  
08/09/96   10/28/96   Target Date 5/98      
Miles City Oil and Gas
Planning Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
09/30/88   09/30/88   01/06/92
No. 92-2  
12/92
No. 92-31  
02/02/94  
Missouri Breaks
Wilderness FEIS  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
    05/31/82
No. 82-23  
12/11/87
No. 87-69  
 
North Dakota Grazing EIS   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
    02/02/84
No. 84-5  
10/84
No. 84-29  
03/05/85
ROD Approved  
North Dakota RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
12/19/84   04/01/85   01/02/87
No. 86-49  
07/17/87
No. 87-28  
04/22/88
RMP ROD Approved  
Powder River RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
06/19/80   04/13/83   02/12/84
No. 84-6  
12/14/84
No. 84-45  
03/15/85
RMP ROD Approved  
Powder River Wilderness
Study Report/EIS
Buffalo Cr. WSA
Zook Cr. WSA  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
06/19/80   04/13/83   02/12/84
No. 84-6  
11/03/89
No. 89-26  
 
Powder River I
Supplemental EIS  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
03/03/87   04/30/87   07/28/89
No. 89-15  
07/13/90
No. 90-20  
SID  
Royal East Joint Venture Exploration Project EIS   Richard Hopkins, GFRA (406) 727- 0503   07/24/92     2/19/93   On hold pending litigation    
Ruby A. Federal No. 1-9
Expl. O&G Well EIS  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
    05/26/89
No. 89-12  
02/22/90
No. 90-08  
02/22/90  
Sleeping Giant
Wilderness EIS  
Pat Gubbins, MSO
(406) 255-2731  
04/08/88   06/30/88   02/09/90
No. 90-3  
Pending OEA Approval    
South Dakota RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
06/04/82   05/01/83   04/26/85
No. 85-23  
11/22/85
No. 85-47  
04/14/86
RMP ROD Approved  
West HiLine RMP   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
12/06/83   08/30/85   06/05/87
No. 87-16  
07/01/88
No. 88-15  
09/30/88
ROD Approved on 1/29/92, for those portions protested.  
West HiLine Sweetgrass
Hills Amendment/EIS  
Tad Day, GFRA
(406) 727-0532  
08/26/93   10/93   02/17/95
No. 95-8  
05/31/96
No. 96-27  
1/30/97
 
Western Energy Co. Coal
Lease Application EIS  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
02/19/93   04/21/93   02/18/94
No. 94-5  
10/07/94
No. 94-32  
05/15/95  
Zortman Mine Expansion EIS   Area Manager, PRA (406)654-1240   11/30/92     08/95
No. 95-39  
04/05/96
No. 96-15  
10/25/96  




MONTANA STATE OFFICE
4/1/98

QUARTERLY EA-LEVEL AMENDMENT STATUS REPORT


Document
 

BLM Contact
 

Date of NOI  

Draft Amendment EA
 
Final Amendment
EA and FONSI
 

Decision Record
 
Big Horn Sheep
North Dakota RMP Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
11/08/90       07/19/91  
Carpenter Creek MFP Amendment   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
06/10/85       09/09/86  
Coal Lease North Dakota RMP
Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
08/01/90       10/31/90  
Ervin Ridge Wild Horse Area
South Bearpaw MFP Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
03/01/85       05/29/85  
Fort Meade Management
Plan/Amendment  
Dennis Buecher, SDRA
(605) 892-2526  
04/03/92     09/26/96   09/26/96  
Garnet Acquired Lands RMP
Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
02/08/91   11/93   02/02/94   02/02/94  
Headwaters Elkhorn Mountains
Travel Plan RMP Amendment  
Brad Rixford, HRA
(406) 494-5059  
06/07/93   01/95   06/95   08/95  
Headwaters RMP Disposal Availability EA/Amendment   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
10/15/96     Target Date 98   Target Date 98  
Lands UL Bend MFP Amendment   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
05/07/91       10/04/91  
Lands West HiLine RMP
Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
02/12/91       06/04/91  
Lonesome Lake West HiLine
RMP Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
09/01/94   11/26/94   04/96   07/18/97  
Miles City ACEC RMP
Amendment/EA  
Mary Bloom, BDRA
(406) 232-7000  
04/06/95     Target Date 98   Target Date 98  

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MONTANA STATE OFFICE
4/1/98

QUARTERLY EA-LEVEL AMENDMENT STATUS REPORT


Document
 

BLM Contact
 

Date of NOI  

Draft Amendment EA
 
Final Amendment
EA and FONSI
 

Decision Record
 
N. Moccasin Mtns. JVP Land
Exchange Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
11/25/94     03/09/95   03/09/95  
ONA Headwaters RMP
Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
?/?/86       12/24/86  
Pompeys Pillar ACEC
Billings RMP Amendment  
Mary Bloom, PRRA
(406) 232-7000  
04/06/95   3/21/96   7/29/96   09/01/96  
Pryor Mtn. Wild Horse
Billings RMP Amendment  
David Jaynes, HRA
(406) 657-6262  
09/27/91       07/29/92  
Spring Creek Coal
Powder River RMP Amendment  
Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
07/26/91       01/31/92  
Spring Creek and Powder River RMP Amendment   Jim Beaver, MSO
(406) 255-2918  
01/19/96
Amended 02/16/96  
  10/31/96   10/31/96  
West HiLine Land Exchange
RMP Amendment, Pugsley  
Richard Hopkins, GFRA
(406) 727-0503  
05/20/93     10/31/95   10/31/95  
West HiLine RMP Amendment,
Toole County, Montana  
Richard Hopkins, GFRA
(406) 727-0503  
04/15/93     11/08/93   11/08/93  
           

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