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BLM Invites Public Input at NPR-A Scoping Meetings

         

Anchorage-The Bureau of Land Management seeks public input as it begins
to develop its integrated activity plan and environmental impact
statement for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Previous NPR-A
plans dealt with portions of NPR-A. The new plan will cover all of the
more than 22 million acres in NPR-A The comment period began July 28,
2010 and ends October 1.

Emerging issues such as climate change and the recent listing of polar
bears as a threatened and endangered species will be addressed. The
planning effort will identify areas to be made available for oil and gas
leasing and measures to mitigate impacts to resources from oil and gas
activities.

Meetings will occur in the following locations throughout the state:
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Community | Date | Location |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Barrow | Thurs., Sept. 9, 2010 | North Slope Bor. |
| | | Assembly Rm |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Fairbanks | Mon., Sept. 13, 2010 |Noel Wien Library |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Anaktuvuk Pass | Tues., Sept. 14, 2010 |Community Center |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Nuiqsut |Thurs., Sept.16, 2010 |Kisik Community Center |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Wainwright | Mon., Sept. 20, 2010 |Community Center |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Atqasuk | Tues., Sept. 21, 2010 |Community Center |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|
| Anchorage | Thurs., Sept. 23, 2010 |Campbell Creek Science |
| | |Center |
|-------------------------+-------------------------+-------------------------|



In Anchorage and the North Slope communities, an open house will begin
at 6:30 PM followed by the scoping meeting at 7 PM.

In Fairbanks, the open house will begin at 6 PM followed by the scoping
meeting at 6:30 PM.

For more information and other ways to comment, see www.blm.gov/ak or
contact Jim Ducker at 907-271-3130.

The BLM manages more land – 256 million surface acres – than any other
Federal agency. Most of this public land is located in 12 Western
States, including 75 million in Alaska. The Bureau, with a budget of
about $1 billion, also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface
mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s multiple-use mission is
to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use
and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes
this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock
grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving
natural, historical, and cultural resources on the public lands.

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