Public Involvement under the National Historic Preservation Act for BLM undertakings
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico uses BLM's ePlanning website (https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/nepa/nepa_register.do) as one way for the public to become involved in the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 process for BLM undertakings in New Mexico. The ePlanning website replaces the NEPA log that was formerly available on the BLM NM website. The ePlanning site contains summary information about the proposed project, as well as any associated documents that may have been uploaded. Information is searchable through both a map interface and a text search function. If additional information is wanted for any particular project, please contact the applicable field office.
This new process is a result of changes in the organization of the BLM NM website as well as the launch of ePlanning. The State Protocol Agreement, which addresses how BLM NM and the New Mexico State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) implement Section 106 of the NHPA for routine BLM undertakings in the State of New Mexico, specifies that the BLM will maintain an online list containing basic information about upcoming projects.
For further information, please contact Cynthia Herhahn at either email@example.com or (505) 954-2179.