Notice of Availability of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado and Utah, 53503-53505 [2016-19100]

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AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00109 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53503 Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Gunnison Sage-Grouse (GUSG) Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the BLM field offices in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS within 90 days of the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes notice of the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the GUSG Rangewide Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods: • Website: http://1.usa.gov/1Uusw8C. • Email: gusg_amend@blm.gov. • Fax: 303–239–3699. • Mail: Gunnison Sage-Grouse EIS, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215. Documents pertinent to this proposal may also be viewed at BLM offices in Colorado and Utah. For a list of the offices and their addresses, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Sayre, Project Manager, via telephone: 303–239–3709; at the BLM Colorado Southwest District Office (see address above); or via email: rsayre@blm.gov. You may contact Mr. Sayre to have your name added to our mailing list. 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, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM prepared the GUSG Rangewide Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS to address a range of alternatives focused on specific conservation measures across the range of the GUSG in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS proposes to amend the current management decisions for resources as described in the following RMPs: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 53504 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices • Colorado Æ San Luis RMP (1991) Æ Gunnison RMP (1993) Æ San Juan/San Miguel RMP (1985) (currently under revision in the Uncompahgre RMP) Æ Uncompahgre Basin RMP (1989) (currently under revision in the Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area [NCA] RMP and Uncompahgre RMP) Æ Grand Junction RMP (1987) (Currently under revision in the Dominquez-Escalante NCA RMP) Æ Grand Junction RMP (2015) Æ Gunnison Gorge NCA RMP (2004) Æ Canyons of the Ancients National Monument RMP (2010) Æ Tres Rios RMP (2015) • Utah Æ Moab RMP (2008) Æ Monticello RMP (2008) The planning area includes approximately 2.1 million acres of BLM, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, State, local and private lands located in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah within 12 counties (Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray, Saguache and San Miguel counties in Colorado; and Grand and San Juan counties in Utah). Within the decision area, the BLM administers approximately 740,000 surface acres and approximately 1.3 million acres of Federal sub-surface mineral estate. Within the decision area, the BLM manages 623,000 acres of GUSG habitat, representing 37 percent of the habitat across the species range. Surface and subsurface management decisions made as a result of this Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS will apply only to the BLM-administered lands and minerals in the decision area. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS analyzes management actions applicable to three categories of BLM-administered lands and Federal subsurface: Occupied Habitat, Unoccupied Habitat, and NonHabitat. Occupied Habitat: • Occupied critical habitat as designated by the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS); • Vacant/unknown habitat delineated by Colorado Parks and Wildlife that FWS did not designate as occupied critical habitat; • Habitat within the Poncha Pass area; and • Specific areas the FWS excluded from the critical habitat designation coinciding with Federal subsurface estate. Unoccupied Habitat: Unoccupied critical habitat as designated by the FWS. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Non-Habitat: Non-GUSG habitat adjacent to Occupied or Unoccupied Habitat within 4 miles of a lek, where certain activities might disrupt GUSG within the adjacent habitat areas. The formal public scoping process for the RMP Amendment/EIS began on July 18, 2014, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (79 FR 42033), and ended on August 22, 2014. The BLM held four public scoping meetings in August 2014. The BLM used public scoping comments to help identify planning issues that directed the formulation of alternatives and framed the scope of analysis in the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS. The BLM also used the scoping process to introduce the public to preliminary planning criteria, which set limits on the scope of the Draft RMP Amendment/ Draft EIS. Major issues the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS considers include special status species management (specifically for the GUSG), energy and mineral development, lands and realty, travel and transportation, recreation, fire management and range management. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS evaluates four alternatives in detail, including the No Action Alternative (Alternative A) and three action alternatives (Alternatives B, C and D). All action alternatives require compliance with the mitigation hierarchy of first, avoiding impacts to the maximum extent compatible with the goals of the alternative; second, minimizing any impacts that are not avoided; and third, providing compensatory mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts. All mitigation requires a net conservation gain. Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, would continue management of public lands and resources under current BLM RMPs, as previously amended. Alternative B primarily focuses on habitat protection and avoiding impacts to GUSG and GUSG habitat whenever and wherever possible. Alternative C focuses on minimizing and mitigating impacts to GUSG habitat. Alternative D, the Preferred Alternative, includes two subalternatives. Sub-alternative D1 adapts and expands on the BLM Gunnison Basin Candidate Conservation Agreement (2013) to manage the Gunnison Basin GUSG population. Subalternative D2 includes management actions developed and tailored for the satellite (non-Gunnison Basin) populations. Identification of a Preferred Alternative does not represent final agency decision, and the Proposed and Approved RMP Amendments may reflect changes or adjustments based on PO 00000 Frm 00110 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public comments, new information, or changes in BLM policies or priorities. The Proposed and Approved RMP Amendments may include objectives and actions described in the other analyzed alternatives or otherwise within the spectrum of alternatives analyzed. Pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.7– 2(b), this notice announces a concurrent public comment period on proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). BLM determined that four potential ACECs met the criteria for relevance and importance, some of which overlapped. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS includes a range of alternatives for ACECs from no designations to designation of a single proposed ACEC that encompasses all four potential ACECs. In particular, Alternative B analyzes an ACEC for all Occupied and Unoccupied Habitat (the Sage-Grouse Habitat ACEC), which encompasses all four potential ACECs that were evaluated. This proposed ACEC covers approximately 623,000 acres and meets the relevance and importance criteria because it includes more than locally significant qualities for GUSG, which are threatened and warrant protection. If the Sage-Grouse Habitat ACEC is formally designated, all resource management actions in Alternative B would be applied. The following are the overarching use allocations: closed to fluid mineral leasing; designated as a right-of-way exclusion area; limited to travel on existing or designated roads and trails; and recommended for withdrawal from mineral entry. Please note that public comments and information submitted including names, street addresses and email addresses of persons who submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at the above addresses during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. In addition to the Web site listed above, documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at: • BLM Colorado State Office (see ADDRESSES above) • BLM Colorado Southwest District Office, 2465 South Townsend Ave., Montrose, CO 81401 • BLM Colorado Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506 • BLM Colorado Gunnison Field Office, 210 West Spencer Ave., Gunnison, CO 81230 • BLM Colorado San Luis Valley Field Office, 1313 E. Highway 160, Monte Vista, CO 81144 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2016 / Notices • BLM Colorado Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, CO 81323 • BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 • BLM Utah Canyon County District Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532 • BLM Utah Monticello Field Office, 365 N. Main St., Monticello, UT 84535. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment 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 Ruth Welch, BLM Colorado State Director. 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In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: By order of the Commission. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Aug 11, 2016 Jkt 238001 Issued: August 10, 2016. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2016–19407 Filed 8–10–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–975] Certain Computer Cables, Chargers, Adapters, Peripheral Devices and Packaging Containing the Same; Notice of To Review an Initial Determination Finding All Respondents in Default; Request for Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (‘‘ALJ’’) initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 7) finding all respondents in default. The Commission requests written submissions, under the schedule set forth below, on remedy, public interest, and bonding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2737. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on December 17, 2015, based on a complaint filed on behalf of Belkin International, Inc. of Playa Vista, California (‘‘Complainant’’). 80 Fed. Reg. 78763–64 (December 17, 2015). The complaint alleges violations of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53505 amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the sale for importation, importation, or sale within the United States after importation of certain computer cables, chargers, adapters, peripheral devices and packaging containing the same by reason of infringement of one or more of U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,339,459; U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,339,460; U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,168,379; and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,538,212. The Commission’s notice of investigation named the following respondents: Dongguan Pinte Electronic Co., Ltd., of Dongguan City, China; and Dongguan Shijie Fresh Electronic Products Factory, of Dongguan City, China (collectively ‘‘Respondents’’). The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was named as a party. On June 6, 2016, Complainant moved to find Respondents in default. The Commission investigative attorney filed a response in support of Complainant’s motion. On June 21, 2016, the ALJ issued Order No. 6 ordering Respondents to show cause why they should not be found in default for failing to file a response to the complaint and notice of investigation. On July 12, 2016, the ALJ issued the subject ID finding Respondents in default. See Order No. 7. No petitions for review of the ID were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. Section 337(g)(1) and Commission Rule 210.16(c) authorize the Commission to order relief against a respondent found in default, unless, after considering the public interest, it finds that such relief should not issue. Complainant seeks a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order. In connection with the final disposition of this investigation, the Commission may: (1) Issue an order that could result in the exclusion of articles manufactured or imported by the defaulting respondent; and/or (2) issue a cease and desist order that could result in the defaulting respondent being required to cease and desist from engaging in unfair acts in the importation and sale of such articles. Accordingly, the Commission is interested in receiving written submissions that address the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. If a party seeks exclusion of an article from entry into the United States for purposes other than entry for consumption, the party should so indicate and provide information establishing that activities involving other types of entry either are adversely affecting it or likely to do so. For background, see Certain Devices for E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Availability of the Gunnison Sage-Grouse Rangewide 
Draft Resource Management Plan Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement, Colorado and Utah

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a 
Gunnison Sage-Grouse (GUSG) Rangewide Draft Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) Amendment and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
BLM field offices in southwest Colorado and southeast Utah, and by this 
notice is announcing the opening of the comment period.

DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive 
written comments on the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS within 90 days of 
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes notice of the 
Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS in the Federal Register. The BLM will 
announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation 
activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media 
releases and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the GUSG Rangewide Draft 
RMP Amendment/Draft EIS by any of the following methods:
     Website: http://1.usa.gov/1Uusw8C.
     Email: gusg_amend@blm.gov.
     Fax: 303-239-3699.
     Mail: Gunnison Sage-Grouse EIS, BLM Colorado State Office, 
2850 Youngfield St., Lakewood, CO 80215.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may also be viewed at BLM 
offices in Colorado and Utah. For a list of the offices and their 
addresses, please see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Sayre, Project Manager, via 
telephone: 303-239-3709; at the BLM Colorado Southwest District Office 
(see address above); or via email: rsayre@blm.gov. You may contact Mr. 
Sayre to have your name added to our mailing list. 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, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM prepared the GUSG Rangewide Draft 
RMP Amendment/Draft EIS to address a range of alternatives focused on 
specific conservation measures across the range of the GUSG in 
southwest Colorado and southeast Utah. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft 
EIS proposes to amend the current management decisions for resources as 
described in the following RMPs:


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 Colorado
    [cir] San Luis RMP (1991)
    [cir] Gunnison RMP (1993)
    [cir] San Juan/San Miguel RMP (1985) (currently under revision in 
the Uncompahgre RMP)
    [cir] Uncompahgre Basin RMP (1989) (currently under revision in the 
Dominquez-Escalante National Conservation Area [NCA] RMP and 
Uncompahgre RMP)
    [cir] Grand Junction RMP (1987) (Currently under revision in the 
Dominquez-Escalante NCA RMP)
    [cir] Grand Junction RMP (2015)
    [cir] Gunnison Gorge NCA RMP (2004)
    [cir] Canyons of the Ancients National Monument RMP (2010)
    [cir] Tres Rios RMP (2015)
 Utah
    [cir] Moab RMP (2008)
    [cir] Monticello RMP (2008)

    The planning area includes approximately 2.1 million acres of BLM, 
National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, State, local and private 
lands located in southwestern Colorado and southeastern Utah within 12 
counties (Chaffee, Delta, Dolores, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, 
Ouray, Saguache and San Miguel counties in Colorado; and Grand and San 
Juan counties in Utah). Within the decision area, the BLM administers 
approximately 740,000 surface acres and approximately 1.3 million acres 
of Federal sub-surface mineral estate. Within the decision area, the 
BLM manages 623,000 acres of GUSG habitat, representing 37 percent of 
the habitat across the species range. Surface and subsurface management 
decisions made as a result of this Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS will 
apply only to the BLM-administered lands and minerals in the decision 
area.
    The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS analyzes management actions 
applicable to three categories of BLM-administered lands and Federal 
subsurface: Occupied Habitat, Unoccupied Habitat, and Non-Habitat.
    Occupied Habitat:
     Occupied critical habitat as designated by the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (FWS);
     Vacant/unknown habitat delineated by Colorado Parks and 
Wildlife that FWS did not designate as occupied critical habitat;
     Habitat within the Poncha Pass area; and
     Specific areas the FWS excluded from the critical habitat 
designation coinciding with Federal subsurface estate.
    Unoccupied Habitat: Unoccupied critical habitat as designated by 
the FWS.
    Non-Habitat: Non-GUSG habitat adjacent to Occupied or Unoccupied 
Habitat within 4 miles of a lek, where certain activities might disrupt 
GUSG within the adjacent habitat areas.
    The formal public scoping process for the RMP Amendment/EIS began 
on July 18, 2014, with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the 
Federal Register (79 FR 42033), and ended on August 22, 2014. The BLM 
held four public scoping meetings in August 2014. The BLM used public 
scoping comments to help identify planning issues that directed the 
formulation of alternatives and framed the scope of analysis in the 
Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS. The BLM also used the scoping process to 
introduce the public to preliminary planning criteria, which set limits 
on the scope of the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS.
    Major issues the Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS considers include 
special status species management (specifically for the GUSG), energy 
and mineral development, lands and realty, travel and transportation, 
recreation, fire management and range management.
    The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS evaluates four alternatives in 
detail, including the No Action Alternative (Alternative A) and three 
action alternatives (Alternatives B, C and D). All action alternatives 
require compliance with the mitigation hierarchy of first, avoiding 
impacts to the maximum extent compatible with the goals of the 
alternative; second, minimizing any impacts that are not avoided; and 
third, providing compensatory mitigation to offset unavoidable impacts. 
All mitigation requires a net conservation gain. Alternative A, the No 
Action Alternative, would continue management of public lands and 
resources under current BLM RMPs, as previously amended. Alternative B 
primarily focuses on habitat protection and avoiding impacts to GUSG 
and GUSG habitat whenever and wherever possible. Alternative C focuses 
on minimizing and mitigating impacts to GUSG habitat. Alternative D, 
the Preferred Alternative, includes two sub-alternatives. Sub-
alternative D1 adapts and expands on the BLM Gunnison Basin 
Candidate Conservation Agreement (2013) to manage the Gunnison Basin 
GUSG population. Sub-alternative D2 includes management 
actions developed and tailored for the satellite (non-Gunnison Basin) 
populations. Identification of a Preferred Alternative does not 
represent final agency decision, and the Proposed and Approved RMP 
Amendments may reflect changes or adjustments based on public comments, 
new information, or changes in BLM policies or priorities. The Proposed 
and Approved RMP Amendments may include objectives and actions 
described in the other analyzed alternatives or otherwise within the 
spectrum of alternatives analyzed. Pursuant to 43 CFR 1610.7-2(b), this 
notice announces a concurrent public comment period on proposed Areas 
of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). BLM determined that four 
potential ACECs met the criteria for relevance and importance, some of 
which overlapped. The Draft RMP Amendment/Draft EIS includes a range of 
alternatives for ACECs from no designations to designation of a single 
proposed ACEC that encompasses all four potential ACECs. In particular, 
Alternative B analyzes an ACEC for all Occupied and Unoccupied Habitat 
(the Sage-Grouse Habitat ACEC), which encompasses all four potential 
ACECs that were evaluated. This proposed ACEC covers approximately 
623,000 acres and meets the relevance and importance criteria because 
it includes more than locally significant qualities for GUSG, which are 
threatened and warrant protection. If the Sage-Grouse Habitat ACEC is 
formally designated, all resource management actions in Alternative B 
would be applied. The following are the overarching use allocations: 
closed to fluid mineral leasing; designated as a right-of-way exclusion 
area; limited to travel on existing or designated roads and trails; and 
recommended for withdrawal from mineral entry.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted 
including names, street addresses and email addresses of persons who 
submit comments will be available for public review and disclosure at 
the above addresses during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except holidays.
    In addition to the Web site listed above, documents pertinent to 
this proposal may be examined at:

 BLM Colorado State Office (see ADDRESSES above)
 BLM Colorado Southwest District Office, 2465 South Townsend 
Ave., Montrose, CO 81401
 BLM Colorado Grand Junction Field Office, 2815 H Road, Grand 
Junction, CO 81506
 BLM Colorado Gunnison Field Office, 210 West Spencer Ave., 
Gunnison, CO 81230
 BLM Colorado San Luis Valley Field Office, 1313 E. Highway 
160, Monte Vista, CO 81144

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 BLM Colorado Tres Rios Field Office, 29211 Highway 184, 
Dolores, CO 81323
 BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt 
Lake City, UT 84101
 BLM Utah Canyon County District Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, 
UT 84532
 BLM Utah Monticello Field Office, 365 N. Main St., Monticello, 
UT 84535.

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment 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

Ruth Welch,
BLM Colorado State Director.
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