The announcement was published in the Federal Register on November 4, 2013 and initiates a public scoping period that will end 60 days from the notice date of publication, or 30 days after the last public scoping meeting, whichever is the latest date. During this public scoping period, the BLM is seeking input from the public to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EIS. To provide the public an opportunity to review the proposal and project information, the BLM will host public scoping meetings that will take place in Kanab, Utah on December 10; Escalante, Utah on December 11; and Salt Lake City, Utah on December 12. Locations of the meetings will be published at least 15 days in advance through local media outlets and on the BLM GSENM website at: www.ut.blm.gov/monument.
You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or by any of the following methods:
• Mail: Bureau of Land Management
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
669 S. HWY 89-A
Kanab, Utah 84741
• Email: BLM_UT_GS_EIS@blm.gov