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(AK) Resource Management Plan; Ring of Fire, AK

Ed A. Stevens

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
Resource Management Plan; Ring of Fire, AK

[Federal Register: March 19, 2003
Resource Management Plan; Ring of Fire

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Anchorage
Field Office
Notice is hereby given that the BLM, Anchorage Field
Alaska, is initiating a planning effort to prepare the
Ring of Fire
RMP. This planning activity encompasses approximately
1.3 million acres
of public land. Section 201 and 202 of the Federal
Land Policy and
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1711) and the
regulations in
43 CFR 1600 direct this planning effort. The plan will
fulfill the
needs and obligations set forth by the National
Environmental Policy
Act (NEPA). As required in 43 CFR 3420.1-2, this
notice is also a
specific call for coal resource information and
identification of areas
where there is an interest in future leasing and
development of federal
The BLM will work closely with interested parties
to identify the
management decisions that are best suited to the needs
of the public.
This collaborative process will take into account
local, regional, and
national needs and concerns. This notice initiates the
public scoping
process to identify planning issues and to develop
planning criteria.
The public is invited to nominate potential areas of
environmental concern (ACEC), and river segments for
wild and scenic
river consideration during the planning process.
The scoping comment period will commence with the
publication of
this notice.