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Filing a Plan Protest

Release of the proposed RMP and final EIS initiates a 30-day protest period for any person who previously participated in the planning process and has an interest that is (or may be) adversely affected by the proposed plan. 

The protest regulations specify the required elements for filing a valid protest.  To help guide you through this process, we have created a Critical Item Checklist.  As much as possible, cite specific planning documents or available planning records (e.g. meeting minutes or summaries, correspondence, etc.) in your protest. 

E-mailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period.  Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the e-mailed protest as an advance copy and will afford it full consideration.  If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emailed protests to the attention of the BLM protest coordinator at

All protests, including the follow-up letter (if e-mailing) must be in writing and mailed to the following address:

Regular Mail:                                                                         
Director (210)
Attention: Protest Coordinator, WO-210 
P.O. Box 71383  
Washington, D.C. 20024-1383

Overnight Mail (non-USPS delivery service):
Director (210)
Attention: Protest Coordinator, WO-210
20 M St SE, Room 2134LM
Washington, D.C. 20003 

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, be advised that your entire protest – including your personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While you can ask us in your protest to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.