The Air Force and Marine Corps encourage you to participate in the development of the BMGR LEIS. Information gathered during the LEIS scoping process will be used to understand public concerns, inform the environmental analysis, and refine the project.

Public Scoping

The NEPA scoping process actively engages federally recognized tribes; federal, state, and local agencies; non-governmental organizations; and the general public in the preparation of an LEIS. The scoping period for the BMGR LEIS opened on March 18, 2020 with publication of the Notice of Intent to prepare the LEIS and closed on June 3, 2020. Your scoping comments regarding the alternatives for the proposed continued authorization of the BMGR will help to shape the range of alternatives considered. Your comments on issues of interest or concern will help to better frame the environmental impact analysis of those alternatives.

 

As a direct result of the National Emergency declared by the President on Friday, March 13, 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States and the Center for Disease Control recommendations regarding social distancing and avoiding large public gatherings, previously scheduled public scoping meetings have been cancelled. In lieu of public scoping meetings, information about the proposed reauthorization and expansion of the BMGR is posted on this website, including the materials in the Documents section. Requests to receive printed copies of the project newsletter, flyer, or brochure, which are posted in the Documents section, can be made through the methods provided in the Contact Us section.
 


Scoping comments must be submitted by June 3, 2020 to ensure full consideration in the preparation of the Draft LEIS. Comments regarding the LEIS or the Bureau of Land Management’s land withdrawal application process need only be submitted once and will be considered in both processes.
 


The Draft LEIS will be made available for public review and comment when completed, which is tentatively planned for early in 2021.

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