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How to get Involved 
Public scoping period

The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and to guide the process for developing the EIS. The public comment period gives stakeholders the opportunity to be involved in BLM’s decision-making process and to offer thoughts on alternative ways to accomplish what is being proposed. To be considered for the Draft EIS, all comments must be received by January 31, 2018. 

February 28, 2017: Publish Notice of Intent in the Federal Register

February 28, 2017 ­- January 31, 2018: Public scoping period

After working closely with project stakeholders to schedule public meetings in communities potentially impacted by the project, the BLM extended the 90-day public scoping period to go until January 31, 2018.  

The BLM will provide opportunities for public participation during scoping meetings with appropriate public notice. The date(s) and location(s) of scoping meetings will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media, newspapers, and the BLM ePlanning website.

See the Meetings link below 'How to get Involved' on public scoping meeting dates and locations.

You may submit comments on the proposed Ambler Road Project during the scoping period by any of the following methods:

email: blm_ak_akso_amblerroad_comments@blm.gov
fax: (907) 271­-5479
mail: Attn: Ambler Road Comments
222 West 7th Avenue, Stop #13
Anchorage, Alaska 99513.

Tips on Providing Substantive Comments

Good comments provide relevant and new information, and should be as specific as possible; such comments are referred to as substantive comments. The BLM reviews all comments and identifies those that are substantive for consideration in the EIS.

When writing substantive comments, do the following:
    Be as specific as possible.
    Refer to a section or page number of a particular referenced document.
    Make factual corrections.
    Present new information or issues relevant to the environmental analysis not currently being considered.
    Question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information.
    Suggest alternatives to the proposed project and the reason(s) why they should be considered. 
    “I don’t like this” or “I do like this” is not useful – explain why.

 Anonymous comments will not be accepted.  Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.