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ePlanning DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-2015-0227-EA (Permanent Restriction of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges to Roped Activities)  
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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-UT-Y010-2015-0227-EA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  Permanent Restriction of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges to Roped Activities Decision Date:  05/05/2016
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date:  05/05/2016
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End Date:  08/14/2017    
 
Project Description:
BLM is seeking public comments for a proposed supplementary rule that would help implement a decision to permanently restrict certain roped activities on 31 acres in the Corona Arch hiking focus area and 7 acres in the Gemini Bridges area. Restricted activities would include, but are not limited to, ziplining, highlining, slacklining, rock climbing, rappelling, and rope swinging. Both areas would remain open to other forms of recreation such as hiking, horseback riding, and photography. BLM underwent two extensive project planning efforts that included out reach to the public, before issuing a decision May 5, 2016 to permanently restrict roped activities in these areas. The next step in implementing this decision is developing supplementary rules for these restrictions that will be incorporated into BLM regulations. The proposed rules are included below and will publish in the federal register on Oct. 31, 2016. Comments will be accepts through Dec. 30, 2016. To submit comments scroll down and click on the "Comments" button on the bottom right hand side of this page. You may also email comments to the following address: Bureau of Land Management Attn: Proposed Supplementary Rules 82 East Dogwood Moab, Utah 84532 Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877-8339 to leave a message or question at (435) 259-2100. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Replies are provided during normal business hours.
Project Location:
Corona Arch (31 acres) Gemini Bridges (7 acres)
 
Project Lead:     
Phone Number:  (435) 259-2172    
Email Address:  kstevens@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Moab FO Lead Office:  Moab FO
Counties:  Grand    
 
Program(s):  Recreation and Visitor Services Subprogram(s):  None
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Documents: 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Proposed Action for Permanent Restriction of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges to Roped Activities 11/02/2015 The Moab BLM proposes to consider the permanent restriction of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges to rope use.docx (13 KB) 
Press Release Scoping for Permanent Restriction of Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges to Roped Activities 11/03/2015 Corona Arch Perm Restriction 11022015 (1) PR.pdf (217 KB) 
Permanent Restriction of Roped Activities at Corona Arch and Gemini bridges EA 01/29/2016 Corona.Gemini  Restriction EA.pdf (199 KB) 
Press Release Announcing Availability of EA for Public Comment 01/29/2016 Corona Arch Restriction EA Comment 01-28-2016.pdf (218 KB) 
Map of Restricted Area at Corona Arch 01/29/2016 EA2015-0227Corona Map.pdf (295 KB) 
Map of Restricted Area at Gemini Bridges 01/29/2016 EA2015-0227Gemini Map.pdf (272 KB) 
Signed FONSI.DR.EA 05/05/2016 Singed FONSI.DR.EA.pdf (1563 KB) 
 
Federal Register Notice
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Participation
Federal Register Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Moab Field Office 10/31/2016 2016-26179 FRN - Notice of Proposed Supplementary Rules for Public Lands Managed by the Moab Field Office in Grand County Utah.pdf (406 KB) 
Frequently Asked Questions - Proposed Supplementary Rules Comment Period 10/28/2016 FAQ Proposed Supplementary Rulemaking and Public Comment Period for Restricting Roped Activities in Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges areas of the Moab Field Office.pdf (54 KB) 
Press Release - BLM Seeks Feedback on Rules to Protect Corona Arch and Gemini Bridges 10/28/2016 CoronaArch.PR.10.26.2016.FINAL.pdf (57 KB) 
 

Last Updated:  08/14/2017 15:03:03 MDT