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The BLM is pleased to announce that the Eastern Interior Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRMP/FEIS) is now available on the Documents & Reports Page.

The Protest period for the Eastern Interior Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) formally closed on August 29, 2016. The protest process is not a general comment period. Pursuant to BLM’s planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5-2, any person who participated in the planning process for this Proposed RMP and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the planning decisions could have protested approval of the planning decisions to the Director of the BLM. Additionally, Pursuant to BLM’s planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.3-2 the Governor of Alaska has 60 days to identify any inconsistencies between the PRMP and State plans, policies, or programs.

Both the protest period and governor’s consistency reviews began on July 29, 2016, the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register.
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.

6) Records of Decision and Approved RMP

Issue 4 Records of Decision, TBD