What We Have Done to Date: On January 25, 2010, the BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register (Volume 75, Number 15, pages 3916-3917) notifying the public that the BLM had formed a team to prepare an EIS on the restoration activities for the 3 Bars Ecosystem. The NOI stated that comments on issues may be submitted in writing until February 24, 2010. The date(s) and Locations(s) of the scoping meetings were announced at least 15 days in advance through local news media, newspapers and the BLM Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/battle_mountain_field.html.
Public meetings were held in Battle Mountain on February 22 and Eureka, Nevada on February 23, 2010. Please refer to the Public Scoping Summary under "Documents" in the left menu bar for a in depth summary of issues raised and responses.
The Draft EIS will be available for public review and comment until November 29, 2013. A public meeting was held at the Eureka Opera House, in Eureka, NV on November 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Where Are We Now?: Following the public comment period, the BLM will organize and evaluate all comments to determine if changes need to be made prior to publication of the Final EIS, which is anticipated to be available in late spring or early summer 2014.
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