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Planning Update

BLM Releases Draft Plan for San Juan Islands National Monument
On October 5, 2018the Bureau of Land Management announced the release of the Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Islands National Monument (Monument).  This planning process will determine the long-term management of the San Juan Islands National Monument, which encompasses approximately 1,000 acres of BLM-administered lands in the San Juan Islands. No RMP currently addresses these lands.

The Draft RMP/EIS presents a full spectrum of different management alternatives, and analyzes the environmental effects of the alternatives.  In response to public comments; advice from consulting tribes, cooperating agencies, and the Monument Advisory Committee; and agency priorities, the BLM will prepare a Proposed RMP/Final EIS.


The public comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS ended on January 3, 2019.  The BLM created a video to assist the public in commenting on the Draft Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement.
 

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**Preliminary Schedule**
Tasks and Milestones Estimated Timing
KICK OFF THE PLANNING EFFORT:
Organize planning team
Gather and update data
Ask the public for ideas about what issues should be addressed in the planning effort ("scoping")
Formalize planning partnerships with other government agencies
Meet with the Monument Advisory Committee
Winter-Summer 2015
DEVELOP THE DRAFT RMP/ EIS
Work internally and with partners to identify a range of possible management approaches
Document the current state of resources and uses that would be affected by the plan
Analyze the potential impacts of the possible management approaches on the planning area
Meet with the Monument Advisory Committee and Cooperating Agencies
Summer 2015-Summer 2018
Publish the Draft RMP/EIS
Provide a 90 day public review and comment period.
Fall 2018
Develop the Proposed RMP/Final EIS
Use public and partner comments to build on the Draft RMP/EIS and correct any errors
Develop the BLM's proposed plan—generally a refinement of one of the management approaches described in the Draft—while considering public comments, input from agency partners and the Monument Advisory Committee, and BLM priorities.
Winter-Summer 2019
Publish the Proposed RMP/Final EIS
Provide 30 days during which members of the public who have participated in the planning process can "protest" aspects of the proposed management decisions with which they disagree.
Provide 60 days for the WA Governor's office to review the plan for consistency with state and local plans, policies, and programs. The Governor's Office may provide recommendations for making the proposed plan more consistent.
Fall 2019
Publish Record of Decision and Approved RMP Fall 2019