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Throughout the project, stakeholders will have opportunities to participate and share their insights and comments. 

Scoping Open House Meetings
The scoping period for the project began with the publication of the Notice of Intent on January 28, 2011 and will last until April 11, 2011.
The purpose of scoping is to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about the project and to share any concerns or support they may have for the project. Comments from the public scoping process will be used to help BLM identify issues that should be considered in the travel and recreation implementation plan and EIS, as well as to identify draft alternatives.  In addition, the scoping process helps identify any issues that are not considered significant and can thereby be eliminated from detailed analysis in the plan and EIS. 
Public scoping meetings will be held in the following locations:
Date Location Address Time
March 1 Searchlight  Searchlight Community Center
200 Michael Wendell Way, Searchlight, NV 89046
4:30 - 7:30 pm
March 2 Mesquite  Mesquite Community and Senior Center
102 West Old Mill Road, Mesquite, NV
4:30 - 7:30 pm
March 3 Las Vegas  BLM Las Vegas Field Office
4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV
4:30 - 7:30 pm
March 9 Goodsprings  Goodsprings Community Center
375 West San Pedro Avenue, Goodsprings, NV 89019
4:30 - 7:30 pm
March 10 Overton  Overton Community Center
320 North Moapa Valley Blvd., Overton, NV
4:30 - 7:30 pm

Each meeting will consist of an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Participants will be able to ask questions and visit various stations that present information on the recreation management areas and the planning process. Attendees will learn about the travel and recreation implementation plan, including the RAMP and CTTM plans, and will be able to ask questions and provide comments. A court reporter will be available to document oral comments, if individuals wish to comment in this manner. Written comment forms will also be provided. 

The public may submit comments, request additional information, or request to be put on the mailing list by sending such information to the Las Vegas Field Office: 

Attn: Marilyn Peterson
Bureau of Land Management
4701 N. Torrey Pines Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89130
Fax: (702)515-5023

Comments may also be submitted by email to LVFO_RAMPS@blm.gov

Alternatives Development Workshops
Once scoping is completed, BLM will begin developing preliminary alternatives for the travel and recreation implementation plan and EIS. After BLM has developed preliminary alternatives, public workshops will be held to review and further refine these alternatives. The final alternatives will be analyzed in the Draft EIS.

Draft EIS Public Meetings
The BLM will prepare a Draft EIS and make it available to the public. The Draft EIS willdistributed to stakeholders and other interested parties for review. The availability of the Draft EIS will be announced in the Federal Register through a Notice of Availability (NOA). 
The publication of the NOA in the Federal Register will begin the 60-day public comment period for the Draft EIS. The notice will include specific information about the public comment period, including a timeframe, public meetings, where the plan is available, and information about how comments may be submitted.