Bureau of Land Management seeking comments on proposed amendment to East Alaska Resource Management Plan
Amendment would consider land exchanges near the Bering Glacier and Thompson Pass
GLENNALLEN, Alaska –The Bureau of Land Management will publish a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register tomorrow to prepare an Environmental Assessment to amend the East Alaska Resource Management Plan (RMP) of 2007. The amendment will provide economically viable land through an exchange with Chugach Alaska Corporation. This action is a result of President Donald Trump signing into law the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019, which is a top priority for the Department of the Interior.
Comments on issues relevant to the Environmental Assessment may be submitted in writing or at a public meeting until Dec. 24, 2020. To be included in the analysis, all comments must be received prior to the close of the 30-day scoping period.
The BLM will conduct public scoping meetings. The date(s) and location(s) of scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, the BLM Alaska website www.blm.gov/alaska and through BLM Alaska social media channels.
Comments may be submitted on the BLM’s National NEPA register at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003781/510 or by mail to:
Bureau of Land Management
East Alaska RMP Amendment/EA
222 W. 7th Ave., Stop 13
Anchorage, Alaska 99513
Maps and other planning documents associated with the project may be accessed on the BLM’s National NEPA Register at https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/2003781/510 or reviewed at these BLM offices:
Glennallen Field Office
Mile Post 186.5 Glenn Highway
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
BLM Alaska Public Information Center
James M. Fitzgerald Federal Building
222 West 7th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99513
For additional information, contact Project Lead Tina McMaster-Goering at 907-271-1310 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.