BLM Publishes Final Decision Record for Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area
JUPITER, Fla. — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published its final Decision Record for the Site Infrastructure, Resilience, and Information Environmental Assessment (SIRI EA) concerning implementation of a multitude of projects at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area that includes the conversion of septic systems to municipal sewer and the development of a living shoreline along a portion of the site.
The Decision Record for the SIRI EA, its accompanying Finding of No Significant Impact, and all documents supporting this decision are available for download and review on the BLM’s ePlanning website at: https://go.usa.gov/xVEjb.
“We are thankful for the public’s participation in our decision-making process,” said Robert Swithers, district manager for the BLM’s Southeastern States District. “Input from partners, organizations, and individuals helped inform our decision making to ensure the most critical issues and concerns are addressed. This robust public decision-making process ensures the BLM makes informed decisions based on the best information available and as transparently as possible,” he concluded.
As part of the decision-making process, the release of the Decision Record initiates an appeal period for 30 days, where parties affected by, and who do not agree with, the BLM’s final decisions can appeal those decisions to the Interior Board of Land Appeals. Details of the appeals process are available in the Decision Record.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.