These links provide more information on the BLM planning process:
BLM-Alaska Planning Web Page
BLM-National Planning Web Page
The various laws, regulations, and policies that apply to BLM: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/info/regulations.html
The BLM Land Use Planning Handbook provides guidance to the agency on how to develop RMPs.
The BLM-Alaska Land Transfer and Withdrawal Advisory Report to Congress
The BLM-Alaska Mineral Program (locatable minerals): http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/minerals.html
The BLM-Alaska Energy Program (leasable minerals): http://www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/energy.html