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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Miles City Field Office (MCFO) has signed the Record of Decision (ROD)/ Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment (ARMPA) on November 25, 2019.  The ROD/ARMPA is in response to a U.S. Montana District Court Order (Western Organization of Resource Councils, et al vs BLM; CV 16-21-GF-BMM; 3/26/2018 and 7/31/2018).   The ROD constitutes the final decision of the authorize officer for the allocation of BLM administered coal in the MCFO.  Please click on "Documents & Reports" located to the left to view the ROD/ARMPA. 

The Protest Resolution Report for the Miles City Field Office Final Supplemental EIS and Proposed RMP Amendment is now available at the following link: 

https://www.blm.gov/programs/planning-and-nepa/public-participation/protest-resolution-reports

 
 
 
On March 26, 2018, the US District Court concluded:  (1) NEPA requires the BLM to consider an alternative that would decrease the amount of coal potentially available for leasing, which requires conducting new coal screening that considers climate change impacts to assess the amount of recoverable coal available in the Approved RMP, (2) The BLM must supplement the Miles City Final EIS with an analysis of the environmental consequences of downstream combustion of coal, oil, and gas open to development under the Approved RMP; and (3) The BLM must provide additional justification and analysis of global warming potential over an appropriate planning period consistent with evolving science.