Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Eugene Wetlands in Oregon, 67183-67185 [2014-26618]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices the public. The Advisory Group for the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA) grants program (Advisory Group) also will meet. This meeting is also open to the public, and interested persons may present oral or written statements. About the Council In accordance with NAWCA (Pub. L. 101–233, 103 Stat. 1968, December 13, 1989, as amended), the State-privateFederal Council meets to consider wetland acquisition, restoration, enhancement, and management projects for recommendation to, and final funding approval by, the Commission. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 provides matching grants to organizations and individuals who have developed partnerships to carry out wetlands conservation projects in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory birds. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NAWCA Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/ NAWCA. About the Advisory Group In accordance with NMBCA (Pub. L. 106–247, 114 Stat. 593, July 20, 2000), the Advisory Group will hold its meeting to discuss the strategic direction and management of the NMBCA program and provide advice to the Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. The Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act of 2000 promotes long-term conservation of Neotropical 67183 migratory birds and their habitats through a competitive grants program by promoting partnerships, local conservation efforts, and achieving habitat protection in 36 countries. The goals of the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act include perpetuating healthy bird populations, providing financial resources for bird conservation, and fostering international cooperation. Because the greatest need is south of the U.S. border, at least 75 percent of NMBCA funding supports projects outside the United States. Project proposal due dates, application instructions, and eligibility requirements are available on the NMBCA Web site at http:// www.fws.gov/birdhabitat/Grants/ NMBCA. Public Input If you wish to: You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than (1) Attend the Council or Advisory Group meeting (2) Submit written information or questions before the Council or Advisory Group meeting for consideration during the meeting. November 26, 2014. December 5, 2014. Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions to be consider during the public meetings. If you wish to submit a written statement, so that the information may be made available to the Council or Advisory Group for their consideration prior to the meetings, you must contact the Council Coordinator by the date in Public Input. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at the meetings will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator by the date above, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for either of these meetings. Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the Council meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, are invited to submit written statements to the Council within 30 days following the meeting. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Meeting Minutes Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Eugene Wetlands in Oregon Summary minutes of the Council and Advisory Group meetings will be maintained by the Council Coordinator at the address under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Meeting notes will be available by contacting the Council Coordinator within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication. Jerome Ford, Assistant Director, Migratory Birds. [FR Doc. 2014–26700 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Bureau of Land Management [14X LLORE00000.L63500000.DQ0000. LXSS021H0000.HAG14–0117] Bureau of Land Management. Notice of availability. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands and by this notice is announcing its availability. DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM’s Proposed RMP/Final EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 67184 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices Copies of the West Eugene Wetlands Final EIS/Proposed RMP have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders including public libraries in the Project Area, tribal governments, and to interested parties that previously requested a copy. Copies of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS are available for public inspection at at the Eugene District Office 3106 Pierce Parkway, Springfield, OR, 97477. Interested persons may also review the Proposed RMP/Final EIS on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/ plans/eugenermp.php. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024–1383. Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panchita Paulete, District Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 541–683–6976; address 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite E; Springfield, OR 97477; or email BLM_OR_EU_Mail@ blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the West Eugene Wetlands Final EIS/ Proposed RMP, the BLM analyzes the environmental consequences of seven alternatives for managing approximately 1,340 acres of BLM-administered lands in and near the city of Eugene, in Lane County, Oregon. The planning area does not currently have an RMP. The planning area is made up of acquired lands and survey hiatuses. This RMP is being developed separately from the Eugene District RMP, because the planning area is geographically and ecologically distinct from the rest of the BLM-administered lands in the Eugene District, and many of the resources and issues in the planning area are unrelated to those addressed in the Eugene District RMP. The approved West Eugene Wetlands RMP will apply only to the BLM-administered lands in the West Eugene Wetlands. The purpose of the action is to manage the planning area to contribute to the recovery of species listed under the Endangered Species Act, while TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 providing other benefits. There are specific considerations in the planning area that lead the BLM to focus management on threatened and endangered species: the scarcity of the listed species and their habitat; the importance of the planning area to the recovery of the listed species; and the purposes for which the BLM acquired the lands in the planning area. Therefore, the purpose and need for this RMP is more specific than the broad mandate of multiple-use alone. The West Eugene Wetlands Proposed RMP/Final EIS analyzes in detail six action alternatives and the No Action alternative. The No Action alternative would continue the current management approach into the future with no change in the management actions and level of management intensity in the planning area. Because the current management approach was not developed in an RMP, there are no land use allocations, management objectives, or management direction established for the planning area. The design of the action alternatives varies primarily in the amount and location of lands within the planning area that would be allocated to the restoration of threatened and endangered species habitat. The action alternatives also vary in the management emphasis for lands which are not managed for habitat restoration. Additionally, the action alternatives vary in whether herbicides would be included as a management tool. Under the action alternatives, most or all of the planning area would be allocated to two land use allocations: • Prairie Restoration Area, which would have a management objective to restore and maintain habitat for prairierelated species; and • Natural Maintenance Area, which would have a management objective to maintain existing resources and provide opportunities for a variety of goods and services. Alternative 1 would allocate most of the planning area to the Prairie Restoration Area. The Proposed RMP (Alternative 2A—Modified), would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all designated critical habitat, including a previously overlooked critical habitat area adjacent to KL–12B; some extant populations of Willamette daisy and Bradshaw’s lomatium; and 93 acres of contiguous high-quality habitat to support streaked horned lark. This alternative would enhance recreation opportunities to the extent compatible with threatened and endangered species management. Alternative 2B would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all designated PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 critical habitat. Alternative 2B would emphasize providing commodities and services to the extent compatible with threatened and endangered species management, and would make approximately two-thirds of the planning area open to saleable mineral development. Alternatives 3A, 3B, and 3C would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all good quality habitat that is currently occupied by threatened or endangered species. Alternative 3C and the Proposed RMP would enhance recreation opportunities to the extent compatible with threatened and endangered species management. Alternatives 1, 2B, and 3A, and the Proposed RMP would include herbicides among the management tools. The only nomination for an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) received in this planning effort was to continue designation of the currently designated Long Tom ACEC. Under Alternatives 1, 3A, 3B, and 3C, and the Proposed RMP, the site of the currently designated Long Tom ACEC would be included within the Prairie Restoration Area and would not need special management to protect the relevant and important values of the ACEC. Therefore, under these alternatives, the ACEC designation for this site would be removed. Under the No Action alternative and Alternative 2B, the Long Tom site would continue to be designated as an ACEC. Under all action alternatives, motorized vehicle use would be limited to designated roads throughout the planning area. This planning effort will include implementation decisions related to travel management networks, including a travel management plan identifying the specific roads and trails that will be available for public use and the limitations on use of roads and trails. These implementation decisions are not protestable, and upon approval would be appealable to the Interior Board of Land Appeals (43 CFR 1610.5). The land-use planning process was initiated on June 8, 2011, through a Notice of Intent published in the Federal Register, notifying the public of a formal scoping period and soliciting public participation. Cooperating agencies in the preparation of this land use plan are the United States Army Corps of Engineers, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division, and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. Comments on the Draft RMP/Draft EIS received from the public and internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate into the proposed plan. Public comments resulted in the addition of clarifying E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 218 / Wednesday, November 12, 2014 / Notices text, but did not significantly change proposed land use plan decisions. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the proposed RMP/final EIS may be found in the ‘‘Dear Reader’’ Letter of the West Eugene Wetlands proposed RMP/final EIS and at 43 CFR 1610.5–2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. Emailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed protest as an advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emails to protest@blm.gov Before including your phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware that your entire protest—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 1610.5 Robert B. Towne, Acting Eugene District Manager. [FR Doc. 2014–26618 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Managers, and council subgroups. Final agenda items for the field trip, public meeting, and meeting location will be posted on the DAC Web page at http:// www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/ dac.html when finalized. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All DAC meetings are open to the public. Public comment for items not on the agenda will be scheduled at the beginning of the meeting Saturday morning. Time for public comment is made available by the council chairman during the presentation of various agenda items, and is scheduled at the end of the meeting for topics not on the agenda. While the Saturday meeting is tentatively scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the meeting could conclude prior to 4:30 p.m. should the council conclude its presentations and discussions. Therefore, members of the public interested in a particular agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly. Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting for the California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert District External Affairs, (951) 697– 5217. Dated: October 27, 2014. Teresa A. Raml, California Desert District Manager. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [FR Doc. 2014–26703 Filed 11–10–14; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management BILLING CODE P [LLCAD01000 L12100000.MD 0000 15XL1109AF] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92–463 and 94–579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLMadministered public lands on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 6, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Palm Springs, CA. Exact meeting location is yet to be determined. Agenda for the Saturday meeting will include updates by council members, the BLM California Desert District Manager, five Field SUMMARY: TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:55 Nov 10, 2014 Jkt 235001 [LLWYD03000.L14300000.EU0000; WYW– 170692] Notice of Realty Action: NonCompetitive (Direct) Sale of Public Land in Carbon County, Wyoming Bureau of Land Management, Interior ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing a noncompetitive (direct) sale of a parcel of public land totaling 1.52 acres in Carbon County, Wyoming, to Philip A. and Ray Deane Card under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67185 Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, at not less than the fair market value of $1,350.00. The Sale is pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and BLM regulations. In accordance with BLM regulations, the BLM authorized officer finds that the public interest would be best served by resolving the inadvertent unauthorized use of public lands by Philip A. Card and Ray Deane Card whose improvements occupy the proposed sale parcel. DATES: Submit written comments to the BLM at the address below. The BLM must receive comments on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Field Manager, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301 or by emailed to blm_wy_rawlins_wymail@blm.gov or by faxed to 307–328–4224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette M. Treat, Realty Specialist, 307–328–4307, at the above address. 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 for the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply during the normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM will conduct a direct sale for the following parcel of public land located in Carbon County, Wyoming. The land is described as: Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming T. 12 N., R. 90 W., Sec. 15, lot 2. The area described contains 1.52 acres. The proposed direct sale is in conformance with the BLM, Rawlins Resource Management Plan approved December 24, 2008. The parcel meets the land disposal criteria found in Appendix 6 and is consistent with 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a)(5). The BLM is offering the parcel by direct sale to resolve inadvertent unauthorized use and occupancy of the land pursuant to 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a)(5). The parcel is not required for any other Federal purpose. The regulation at 43 CFR 2711.3–3(a) permit the BLM to make direct sales of public lands when a competitive sale is not appropriate and the public interest is best served by a direct sale. Upon publication of this Notice in the Federal Register, the above land will be segregated from all forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, except E:\FR\FM\12NON1.SGM 12NON1

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Notice of Availability of the Proposed Resource Management Plan 
and Final Environmental Impact Statement for the West Eugene Wetlands 
in Oregon

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 
1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a 
Proposed Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Final Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the West Eugene Wetlands and by this notice is 
announcing its availability.

DATES: BLM planning regulations state that any person who meets the 
conditions as described in the regulations may protest the BLM's 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS. A person who meets the conditions and files a 
protest must file the protest within 30 days of the date that the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in 
the Federal Register.

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ADDRESSES: Copies of the West Eugene Wetlands Final EIS/Proposed RMP 
have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government 
agencies and to other stakeholders including public libraries in the 
Project Area, tribal governments, and to interested parties that 
previously requested a copy. Copies of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS are 
available for public inspection at at the Eugene District Office 3106 
Pierce Parkway, Springfield, OR, 97477. Interested persons may also 
review the Proposed RMP/Final EIS on the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/plans/eugenermp.php. All protests must 
be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses:
    Regular Mail: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest Coordinator, 
P.O. Box 71383, Washington, DC 20024-1383.
    Overnight Delivery: BLM Director (210), Attention: Protest 
Coordinator, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134LM, Washington, DC 20003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panchita Paulete, District Planning 
and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 541-683-6976; address 3106 
Pierce Parkway, Suite E; Springfield, OR 97477; or email 
BLM_OR_EU_Mail@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 
1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business 
hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a 
message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply 
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the West Eugene Wetlands Final EIS/
Proposed RMP, the BLM analyzes the environmental consequences of seven 
alternatives for managing approximately 1,340 acres of BLM-administered 
lands in and near the city of Eugene, in Lane County, Oregon. The 
planning area does not currently have an RMP. The planning area is made 
up of acquired lands and survey hiatuses. This RMP is being developed 
separately from the Eugene District RMP, because the planning area is 
geographically and ecologically distinct from the rest of the BLM-
administered lands in the Eugene District, and many of the resources 
and issues in the planning area are unrelated to those addressed in the 
Eugene District RMP. The approved West Eugene Wetlands RMP will apply 
only to the BLM-administered lands in the West Eugene Wetlands.
    The purpose of the action is to manage the planning area to 
contribute to the recovery of species listed under the Endangered 
Species Act, while providing other benefits. There are specific 
considerations in the planning area that lead the BLM to focus 
management on threatened and endangered species: the scarcity of the 
listed species and their habitat; the importance of the planning area 
to the recovery of the listed species; and the purposes for which the 
BLM acquired the lands in the planning area. Therefore, the purpose and 
need for this RMP is more specific than the broad mandate of multiple-
use alone.
    The West Eugene Wetlands Proposed RMP/Final EIS analyzes in detail 
six action alternatives and the No Action alternative. The No Action 
alternative would continue the current management approach into the 
future with no change in the management actions and level of management 
intensity in the planning area. Because the current management approach 
was not developed in an RMP, there are no land use allocations, 
management objectives, or management direction established for the 
planning area.
    The design of the action alternatives varies primarily in the 
amount and location of lands within the planning area that would be 
allocated to the restoration of threatened and endangered species 
habitat. The action alternatives also vary in the management emphasis 
for lands which are not managed for habitat restoration. Additionally, 
the action alternatives vary in whether herbicides would be included as 
a management tool. Under the action alternatives, most or all of the 
planning area would be allocated to two land use allocations:
     Prairie Restoration Area, which would have a management 
objective to restore and maintain habitat for prairie-related species; 
and
     Natural Maintenance Area, which would have a management 
objective to maintain existing resources and provide opportunities for 
a variety of goods and services.
    Alternative 1 would allocate most of the planning area to the 
Prairie Restoration Area. The Proposed RMP (Alternative 2A--Modified), 
would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all designated critical 
habitat, including a previously overlooked critical habitat area 
adjacent to KL-12B; some extant populations of Willamette daisy and 
Bradshaw's lomatium; and 93 acres of contiguous high-quality habitat to 
support streaked horned lark. This alternative would enhance recreation 
opportunities to the extent compatible with threatened and endangered 
species management.
    Alternative 2B would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all 
designated critical habitat. Alternative 2B would emphasize providing 
commodities and services to the extent compatible with threatened and 
endangered species management, and would make approximately two-thirds 
of the planning area open to saleable mineral development. Alternatives 
3A, 3B, and 3C would allocate to the Prairie Restoration Area all good 
quality habitat that is currently occupied by threatened or endangered 
species. Alternative 3C and the Proposed RMP would enhance recreation 
opportunities to the extent compatible with threatened and endangered 
species management.
    Alternatives 1, 2B, and 3A, and the Proposed RMP would include 
herbicides among the management tools.
    The only nomination for an Area of Critical Environmental Concern 
(ACEC) received in this planning effort was to continue designation of 
the currently designated Long Tom ACEC. Under Alternatives 1, 3A, 3B, 
and 3C, and the Proposed RMP, the site of the currently designated Long 
Tom ACEC would be included within the Prairie Restoration Area and 
would not need special management to protect the relevant and important 
values of the ACEC. Therefore, under these alternatives, the ACEC 
designation for this site would be removed. Under the No Action 
alternative and Alternative 2B, the Long Tom site would continue to be 
designated as an ACEC.
    Under all action alternatives, motorized vehicle use would be 
limited to designated roads throughout the planning area. This planning 
effort will include implementation decisions related to travel 
management networks, including a travel management plan identifying the 
specific roads and trails that will be available for public use and the 
limitations on use of roads and trails. These implementation decisions 
are not protestable, and upon approval would be appealable to the 
Interior Board of Land Appeals (43 CFR 1610.5). The land-use planning 
process was initiated on June 8, 2011, through a Notice of Intent 
published in the Federal Register, notifying the public of a formal 
scoping period and soliciting public participation. Cooperating 
agencies in the preparation of this land use plan are the United States 
Army Corps of Engineers, City of Eugene Parks and Open Space Division, 
and the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde.
    Comments on the Draft RMP/Draft EIS received from the public and 
internal BLM review were considered and incorporated as appropriate 
into the proposed plan. Public comments resulted in the addition of 
clarifying

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text, but did not significantly change proposed land use plan 
decisions.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the proposed RMP/final EIS may be found in the ``Dear 
Reader'' Letter of the West Eugene Wetlands proposed RMP/final EIS and 
at 43 CFR 1610.5-2. All protests must be in writing and mailed to the 
appropriate address, as set forth in the ADDRESSES section above. 
Emailed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the 
protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or 
overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under 
these conditions, the BLM will consider the emailed protest as an 
advance copy and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to 
provide the BLM with such advance notification, please direct emails to 
protest@blm.gov
    Before including your phone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in your protest, you should be aware 
that your entire protest--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your protest to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10, 43 CFR 1610.2, 43 CFR 
1610.5

Robert B. Towne,
Acting Eugene District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2014-26618 Filed 11-10-14; 8:45 am]
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