[Federal Register: November 14, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 221)]
[Page 67544-67545]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Bay 
Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision.


SUMMARY: The BLM announces the availability of the Record of Decision 
(ROD) and Approved RMP for the Bay planning area, located in southwest 
Alaska. The State Director signed the ROD on November 4, 2008. This 
constitutes the final decision of the BLM and makes the approved RMP 
effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Bay ROD and Approved RMP are available on 
request from the Field Manager, Anchorage Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, or on the Internet at 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James M. Fincher, Field Manager, 
Anchorage Field Office, 4700 BLM Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, (907) 267-
1285 or toll free (800) 478-1263.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bay RMP was developed with broad public 
participation through a three-year collaborative planning process. This 
RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 1.9 million acres of BLM-
administered public lands and mineral estate in the planning area. The 
Bay RMP/ROD is designed to achieve or maintain desired future 
conditions identified through the planning process. It includes 
management direction to meet the desired resource conditions for upland 
and riparian vegetation, wildlife habitats, cultural and visual 
resources, and recreation.
    The approved Bay RMP is nearly the same as Alternative D in the Bay 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in December 2007.
    As a result of protests and the Governor's consistency review, 
minor modifications and clarifications were made to portions of the 
analysis presented in the Bay Proposed RMP/Final EIS and are discussed 
in the Record of Decision.
    No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs 
were identified during the Governor's consistency review of the 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS.

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    Authority: H-1790-1 National Environmental Policy Act Handbook--
January 30, 2008.

Vincent Galterio,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-27026 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]