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Timeline 
The BLM is pleased to announce that the Records of Decision (RODs) and Approved Resource Management Plans (RMPs) for the four Eastern Interior planning subunits are now available on the Documents & Reports Page.

 
 
 
 
Planning Schedule

1) Initiate planning effort / public scoping

Publish Notice of Intent, February 29, 2008
Public scoping meetings, April through June 2008
Scoping period ended, August 15, 2008
Publish scoping report, December 2008

2) Inventory and data collection

Gather and analyze new data, May 2007 through September 2009
Geographic Information Systems data collection and cleanup, October 2007 through August 2009

3) Formulate alternatives

Formulate alternatives, January 2009 through May 2011

4) Draft Resource Management Plan / Environmental Impact Statement

Write Draft RMP/EIS, 2009 - 2011
Publish Notice of Availability for Draft RMP/EIS in Federal Register, February 24, 2012
Public review of DEIS/RMP, February 24, 2012 through April 11, 2013
Publish Supplement to the Draft RMP/EIS, January 11, 2013
Analyze and prepare response to public comments, summer and fall 2014

5) Proposed Resource Management Plan / Final Environmental Impact Statement

Public comment period on proposed areas of critical environmental concern, January-February 2015
Develop Proposed RMP/Final EIS, 2015 - May 2016
Publish Notice of Availability for Proposed RMP/Final EIS, July 29, 2016
Initiate 60-day Governor consistency review, July 29, 2016
Initiate 30-day protest period, July 29, 2016.
End protest period, August 29, 2016.
End governor's consistency review, September 28, 2016.

6) Records of Decision and Approved RMPs

Signature of Records of Decision and Approved RMPs, December 30, 2016
Publication of Federal Register Notice of Availablity, January 6, 2017
End 30-day appeal period for implementation decisions, February 6, 2017