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Citation Label: UT03
Publication Name: Vernal Resource Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
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Author Name: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication Year: 2005
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http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/fo/vernal/planning/rmp/draft_rmp_eis/draft_rmp_eis.print.html

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Annotation: The Vernal Field Office (VFO) of the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is revising and integrating the Book Cliffs and Diamond Mountain Resource Management Plans (RMPs) into a single new RMP for the Vernal Planning Area. The revised RMP will be called the Vernal Field Office RMP and will provide planning guidance for public land and federal mineral estate managed by the VFO in Daggett, Duchesne, and Uintah Counties in northeastern Utah, as well as a small portion of Grand County. The DEIS analyzes the proposed revision and alternatives. Appendix K includes lease stipulations for all surface disturbing activities.
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Recommended -- An EIS evaluates alternatives and does not include a decision to implement a particular alternative. Unless specific practices are explicitly noted in the NEPA document as "required", this website considered all management practices in a draft or final EIS as "recommended." In addition, the document states that "[The management plan] will provide planning guidance for public land and federal mineral estate managed by the [Vernal Field Office]..." pg. 1, Executive Summary
Ownership: Federal -- "[The management plan] will provide planning guidance for public land and federal mineral estate managed by the [Vernal Field Office]..." pg. 1, Executive Summary “Decisions and actions of the RMP only fully apply to BLM lands. In the case of split estate lands, such as lands within the planning area that are split between the BLM and the Uintah and Ouray Indian Tribe, actions affecting the surface must be coordinated with the surface owner. Undertakings conducted on lands not wholly or partly administered by the BLM are subject to the laws, regulations, conditions, and policies of the relevant land management agency or other landowner.” Chapter 1 pg. 4

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