[Federal Register: November 7, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 217)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLOR 930.0000.L6350.0000.DQ0000; HAG-09-0022]

 
Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Revision of the Resource Management Plans of the 
Western Oregon Bureau of Land Management Districts of Salem, Eugene, 
Roseburg, Coos Bay, and Medford, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of 
the Lakeview District; Amendment

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Amended Notice.

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SUMMARY: This is an amended notice for Environmental Impact Statement 
(EIS) No. 20080416, Final EIS, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Oregon 
(OR), Western Oregon BLM Districts of Salem, Eugene, Roseburg, Coos 
Bay, and Medford Districts, and the Klamath Falls Resource Area of the 
Lakeview District, Revision of the Resource Management Plans (RMP), 
Implementation, OR, which originally published in the Federal Register 
on October 17, 2008 [73 FR 61905]. This amended notice reflects a 
decision by the BLM to offer a protest period on the proposed revision 
of the Western Oregon RMPs. Any person who participated in the planning 
process and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by 
the approval of the proposed RMPs may protest such approval. A protest 
period is not a comment period. A valid protest addresses only those 
issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process 
and contains a concise statement explaining why the decision to adopt 
the proposed plan would violate an applicable statute, regulation or 
BLM policy.

DATES: The protest shall be filed (postmarked or delivered) by December 
8, 2008. E-mailed and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid 
protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter 
by either regular mail (USPS) or overnight delivery service postmarked 
by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM 
will consider the e-mailed or faxed protest as an advance copy and will 
afford it full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such 
advance notification, please direct faxed protests to the attention of 
Brenda Hudgens-Williams--BLM protest coordinator at 202-208-5010, and 
e-mailed protests to: Brenda_Hudgens-Williams@blm.gov.

ADDRESSES: You may send your protest to one of the following addresses:
     USPS Delivery Service: Director (210), Attention: Brenda 
Hudgens-Williams--Western Oregon Plans Revisions, P.O. Box 66538, 
Washington, DC 20035
     Overnight Delivery Service (not USPS): Director (210), 
Attention: Brenda Hudgens-Williams--Western Oregon Plans Revisions, 
1620 L Street NW., Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The protest shall be in writing and shall be 
filed with the Director. The protest shall contain:
     The name, mailing address, telephone number and interest 
of the person filing the protest;
     A statement of the issue or issues being protested;
     A statement of the part or parts of the plan or amendment 
being protested;
     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 or 
provided for the record; and
     A concise statement explaining why the decision to adopt 
the proposed plan would violate an applicable statute, regulation or 
BLM policy.
    Concerns that have not been raised previously in the planning 
process, concerns that are not germane to the planning process, and/or 
statements that merely reflect disagreement, express opinions, or make 
demands or allegations without the support of a concise statement on 
why a decision to adopt the proposed plan is in error will not be 
further analyzed and will be considered invalid protests.
     The Director shall promptly render a decision on all valid 
protests and will send his written decision 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jerry Hubbard, Public Affairs 
Specialist, Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 333 S.W. 
3rd Ave., Portland, Oregon 97208, Telephone (503) 808-6115.

    Dated: November 3, 2008.
Edward W. Shepard,
State Director, Oregon/Washington.
 [FR Doc. E8-26672 Filed 11-6-08; 8:45 am]

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