Bureau of Land Management Miles City Field Office releases draft supplemental analysis for review
MILES CITY, Mont. – Consistent with direction from the United States Montana District Court, the Bureau of Land Management has released a draft supplemental environmental impact statement (EIS) and potential amendment to the 2015 Miles City Field Office Approved Resource Management Plan (RMP) for a 90-day public comment period.
As required by the Court’s 2022 order, the draft supplemental EIS evaluates additional alternatives for federal coal leasing in the Miles City Field Office, as well as updated information and analysis regarding the health impacts, both climate and non-climate, from the production of fossil fuels from the RMP area.
The draft supplemental analysis identifies four alternatives for comment and further review, including no leasing and limited leasing alternatives. More detail is available at: https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2021155/510.
The BLM will hold one in-person public meeting on June 6, 2023, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Miles City Field Office, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Mont. The BLM will also host one on-line public meeting on June 7, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with registration information found on the ePlanning project website.
Public comments must be received by August 3, 2023.
For more information, contact BLM project manager Irma Nansel at (406) 233-3653.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.