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The Proposed Cottonwood Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment for Domestic Sheep Grazing and Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is now available. This Final SEIS supplements the Proposed Cottonwood Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Cottonwood PRMP/FEIS) published in 2008. The Final SEIS specifically focuses on domestic sheep grazing on four Bureau of Land Management (BLM) grazing allotments and the associated potential for transmission of disease from domestic sheep to bighorn sheep. The proposed amendment would prohibit domestic sheep and goat grazing on approximately 19,870 acres of public land. These acres would remain available for other types of livestock grazing.

Pursuant to BLM's planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5-2, any person who participated in the planning process for this Proposed RMP Amendment/Final SEIS and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the proposed decisions may protest the proposed decisions within 30 days from date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes the Notice of Availability of the Final SEIS in the Federal Register. BLM's planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.5-2 provide more details regarding protest procedures.

All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses:

Regular Mail:
Director (210)
Attn: Protest Coordinator
P.O. Box 71383
Washington, D.C. 20024-1383

 Overnight Delivery:
Director (210)
Attn: Protest Coordinator
20 M Street SE, Room 2134LM
Washington, D.C. 20003

Emailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular mail or overnight delivery postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed protest as an advance copy and will afford it full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emailed protests to: protest@blm.gov.

Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, be advised that your entire protest - including your personal identifying information- may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

The BLM Director will make every attempt to promptly render a decision on each protest. The decision will be in writing and will be sent to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested. The decision of the BLM Director on each protest shall be the final decision of the Department of the Interior. Responses to protest issues will be compiled and formalized in a Director's Protest Resolution Report made available following issuance of the decisions. Upon resolution of all protests, the BLM will issue an Approved RMP Amendment and Record of Decision.