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[Federal Register: October 3, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 192)]
[Notices]
[Page 50449]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID: fr03oc01-86] ]

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management

[UT-080-1610-DO]

Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to hold public scoping meetings for the Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vernal Field Office, Utah, is initiating public scoping meetings in order to provide for public involvement opportunities for the Vernal Field Office Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The new RMP is being prepared in coordination with other Federal, State, and local agencies, and affected public land users.

DATES: The BLM will be hosting local and regional scoping meetings/open houses throughout October and November of 2001. Locations of scoping meetings/open houses will also be published in the local and regional news papers at least 15 days before the meetings.

ADDRESSES: Meetings will be held at the following locations and times; Duchesne County Courthouse, 734 North Center Street, Duchesne, Utah, Wednesday, October 17, 2001, 7 to 9 p.m. Vernal Western Park, 302 East 200 North, Vernal, Utah, Thursday, October 18, 2001, 7 to 9 p.m. Utah Department of Natural Resources, 1594 West Temple, Suite 1040, Salt Lake City, Utah, Thursday, October 25, 2001, 7 to 9 p.m. Daggett County Courthouse, 95 North 100 West, Manila, Utah, Thursday, November 1, 2001, 6 to 8 p.m. Green River City Office, 240 East Main Street, Green River, Utah, Thursday, November 8, 2001, 6 to 8 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Howell, Field Manager or David Moore, Supervisory Planning Coordinator, Vernal Field Office, Vernal, Utah, (435) 781-4400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On March 12, 2001, the Vernal Field Office published in the Federal Register, (Volume 66, Number 48, pages 14415- 14417), a notice of intent to plan, and prepare a resource management plan and environmental impact statement. The notice provided early opportunities for the public to comment on preliminary issues and planning criteria. It also requested additional information that the public may have on various resources within the field office area. The notice stated that another Federal Register Notice would be published to identify the dates and locations of future scoping meetings. This notice constitutes that notification.

Individual comments received during the scoping/open house meetings including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM office listed above during regular business hours. Comments received during the scoping meetings will also be summarized and made available in a scoping report, shortly after the public meetings have been held.

If you wish to withhold your name and/or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. We will not, however, consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety.

Dated: September 14, 2001.
Sally Wisely,
State Director.

[FR Doc. 01-24665 Filed 10-2-01; 8:45 am]
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