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  PROPOSED RMP/FINAL EIS  
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  Protest Regulations

[CITE: 43CFR1610.5-2]
TITLE 43--PUBLIC LANDS: INTERIOR
CHAPTER 11--BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, DEPARTMENT OFTHE INTERIOR PART 1600--PLANNING,PROGRAMMING, BUDGETING--Table of Contents
Subpart 1610--Resource Management
Planning Sec. 1610.5-2 Protest procedures.


(a) Any person who participated in the planning process and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the approval or amendment of a resource management plan may protest such approval or amendment. A protest may raise only those issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process.
 
(1) The protest shall be in writing and shall be filed with the Director. The protest shall be filed within 30 days of the date the Environmental Protection Agency published the notice of receipt of the final environmental impact statement containing the plan or amendment in the Federal Register. For an amendment not requiring the preparation of an environmental impact statement, the protest shall be filed within 30 days of the publication of the notice of its effective date.
(2) The protest shall contain:
(i) The name, mailing address, telephone number and interest of the person filing the protest;
(ii) A statement of the issue or issues being protested;
(iii) A statement of the part or parts of the plan or amendment being protested;
(iv) A copy of all documents addressing the issue or issues that were submitted during the planning process by the protesting party or an indication of the date the issue or issues were discussed for the record; and
(v) A concise statement explaining why the State Director's decision is believed to be wrong.
(3) The Director shall promptly render a decision on the protest.
 
(b) The decision shall be in writing and shall set forth the reasons for the decision. The decision shall be sent to the protesting party by certified mail, return receipt requested. The decision of the Director shall be the final decision of the Department of the Interior.
 
 
     
 
Filing a Protest Electronically
To submit a protest electronically, go to the Documents & Reports page of this ePlanning project site.  Click on the Submit Protest button to the right of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS PDF.  Protests submitted electronically by any means other than the project website protest section will be invalid unless a hard copy is also submitted.  Protests submitted by fax will also be invalid unless submitted either through the project website protest section or by hard copy.  Protests must be received by July 29, 2019.
 
     
     
 
     
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UNCOMPAHGRE  
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RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN  
     
 
     
                 
  In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office in Colorado is revising the BLM Uncompahgre Resource Management Plan (RMP) for over 675,000 acres of BLM-administered surface lands and 971,220 acres of federal mineral estate.

The Uncompahgre Planning Area includes lands in Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties in southwestern Colorado.  It does not include the Gunnison Gorge or Dominguez-Escalante national conservation areas, which are managed under separate RMPs.
  The Approved RMP will replace the Uncompahgre Basin RMP (1989) and applicable portions of the San Juan/San Miguel Planning Area RMP (1985).

An RMP details the current state of resources and guides management actions for the next twenty or so years under the BLM dual mandate of multiple use and sustained yield. Public participation during the planning process is critical for an effective plan.
  The public comment period for the Draft RMP/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) closed on November 1, 2016.  The BLM reviewed and processed all comments received and considered substantive comments, as well as new Department of the Interior and BLM policies, in formulating the Proposed RMP/Final EIS, which was released on June 28, 2019 and is available for review on the Documents & Reports page.

The Approved RMP/Record of Decision is currently projected to be issued in late Summer 2019.
  Uncompahgre RMP Planning Area