ePlanning DOI-BLM-WO-WO2000-2019-0001-EIS (Proposed Grazing Regulation Revision (43 CFR Part 4100, exclusive of Alaska))  
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Project Scoping

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is soliciting public comment for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act, prior to an amendment to the grazing regulation for public lands, 43 CFR Part 4100 – Grazing Administration Exclusive of Alaska. The BLM grazing regulations, governing approximately 155 million acres in the western United States, have been periodically modified, revised, and updated over time. The last comprehensive and implemented revisions to BLM grazing regulations occurred in 1995. 

The current grazing regulations require revisions to update, modernize and streamline the grazing administration regulations, and provide greater flexibility for land and resource management.  Through this rulemaking, the BLM seeks to improve existing land use planning and grazing permitting procedures while simultaneously promoting conservation on public lands.  

The BLM is soliciting public comment from interested parties on the proposed revisions, providing an opportunity for BLM to hear from the public prior to any amendment to grazing regulations. At this time there is not a specific proposal. The BLM is seeking public input regarding specific aspect of the regulations that may be in need of revision.

The published Notice of Intent to Prepare an EIS for proposed revisions to the grazing regulation and materials regarding aspects of the regulations that BLM is considering for revision can be found in the Documents section of the ePlanning page.

Comments will be accepted now through March 6, 2020. 


Provide Your Comments by: 

1. Use the "Comment on Document" tool associated with the Commenting on BLM Grazing Regulation Updates at the "Documents" on the sidebar to provide a scoping comment. 

2. Attend a Public Open House (see schedule below), fill out a Comment Card and give it to the Open House staff.

3. Mail your written comments to:

                                Bureau of Land Management

                                ATTN: Seth Flanigan

                                3948 S Development Ave.

                               Boise, ID 83705

4. Email comments to BLM_WO_grazing_email@blm.gov



Public Open Houses

The BLM will be holding a series of four public scoping open houses. The meetings are open house style and attendees can come and go anytime between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. There is not a planned presentation or public hearing.
Those meetings will be held in the following locations:

Miles City, Montana - Feb 6                                  Las Cruces, New Mexico - Feb 11                       

Sleep Inn and Suites                                               Ramada Palms Hotel                                             

1006 S. Haynes Avenue                                         201 East University Avenue                                  

Miles City, MT  59301                                              Las Cruces, NM  88005                                         

Elko, Nevada - Feb 18                                          Casper, Wyoming - Feb 20                                        

Elko Convention Center                                         Casper Event Center                                             

700 Moren Way                                                      1 Events Drive                                                       

Elko, NV  89801                                                     Casper, WY  82601                                               

Meetings will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


If you plan on attending an open house and would like to request accessibility support, please contact Seth Flanigan, BLM Project Manager at 208-384-3450 or blm_wo_grazing_email@blm.gov.