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SOURCE:  Federal Register, January 23, 2009

Notice of Availability-
 Draft Carrizo Plain National Monument Resource Management Plan  
 and Draft Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/
Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for the Carrizo Plain National 
Monument (CPNM) planning area, managed by the Bakersfield Field Office. 
This notice announces the opening of the comment period.

DATES: The BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS 
within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency 
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM 
will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public 
involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public 
notices, media news releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Fax: (661) 391-6143.
     Mail: CPNM RMP, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus 
Drive, Bakersfield CA 93308.

Copies of the CPNM Draft RMP/Draft EIS are available in the Bakersfield 
Field Office at the above address; at the BLM California State Office--
2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, CA; and online at


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area for the CPNM RMP is in the 
Bakersfield Field Office's area of management responsibility. The 
planning area comprises the Carrizo Plain National Monument located in 
Coast Range of Central California. The BLM administers 200,000 acres of 
public lands in the planning area. The planning decisions in the RMP 
will only apply to the BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate 
within the planning area. The CPNM Draft RMP/EIS was developed through 
a collaborative planning process and considers four alternatives 
including a no-action alternative. The primary issues addressed 
include: recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural 
resources, livestock grazing; guidance for energy and mineral
development, motorized vehicle route designation, and other planning 
issues raised during the scoping process.
    Please note that public comments and information submitted 
including names, street addresses, and e-mail addresses of respondents 
will be available for public review and disclosure at the above address 
during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through 
Friday, except holidays.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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.

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