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BLM Pine Nut draft plan comment period extended another 30 days

Record-Courier staff report

The deadline for public comments on a plan covering 4.8 million acres of public land that includes the Pine Nut Mountains has been extended another 30 days.

An hour before the public comment period expired on Monday, Nevada Bureau of Land Management Acting State Director John Ruhs announced that he will extend the current public comment period for the Carson City District draft resource management plan and environmental impact statement an additional 30 days.

The extended timeframe means that the comment period on the Draft RMP/EIS, will now close on May 27.

This is the second 30-day extension making the full comment period an unprecedented 180 days.

"We felt that another extension was warranted to allow the public plenty of time to analyze the important resource issues considered in this plan," said Ruhs.

Once finalized, the Carson City District RMP will provide management direction for the 4.8 million acres of public land in Western Nevada and Eastern California managed by the Carson City District. The five alternatives in the Draft RMP/EIS offer a range of approaches to achieve and maintain desired resource conditions in the area over the coming 15-20 years. The draft plan and statement addresses some of the following issues: Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, lands and realty, utility corridors, wind energy, travel management, recreation, lands with wilderness characteristics, minerals, wild and scenic rivers, and visual resource management.

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Written comments related to the Carson City District draft RMP/Draft EIS may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Website: http://on.doi.gov/1uYBNGT

Email: BLM_NV_CCDO_RMP@blm.gov

Fax: (775) 885-6147

Mail: BLM Carson City District, Attn: CCD RMP, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, NV 89701.

Individuals or groups that have already submitted comments during the first 150 days may submit supplementary comments through then end of the open period.

Copies of the Carson City District Draft plan are available in the Carson City District Office at the above address or on the following website: http://on.doi.gov/1uYBNGT.

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