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1.0 INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................................... 1-1
      1.1 Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 1-1
      1.2 Purpose of the Project Management Plan ....................................................................................................... 1-1

2.0 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR THE EIS .................................................................................................................. 2-1
     2.1 Consistency with Federal, Tribal, State, Local, and Other Management Plans ............................................. 2-1
     2.2 Scope of Analysis and Analysis Area Description ......................................................................................... 2-1
     2.3 Incomplete or Unavailable Information .......................................................................................................... 2-2

3.0 EIS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS ........................................................................................................................... 3-1
     3.1 General Steps and Format................................................................................................................................ 3-1
     3.2 Alternatives Formulation ................................................................................................................................. 3-1
     3.3 Internal Review of the EIS .............................................................................................................................. 3-2
     3.4 Interdisciplinary (ID) Team and Reviewer Input ............................................................................................ 3-3
     3.5 Accountability .................................................................................................................................................. 3-3
     3.6 Public Participation Process and Schedule ..................................................................................................... 3-3
          3.6.1 Scoping and Issues and Alternatives Identification........................................................................... 3-3
          3.6.2 Issue the Draft EIS ............................................................................................................................. 3-3
          3.6.3 Publish the Final EIS .......................................................................................................................... 3-4
          3.6.4 Publish the Record of Decision.......................................................................................................... 3-4
     3.7 Cooperating Agencies...................................................................................................................................... 3-5
     3.8 Stakeholders ..................................................................................................................................................... 3-5

4.0 EIS DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE ....................................................................................................................... 4-1

5.0 INTERNAL COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION..................................................................................... 5-1
      5.1 Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities ......................................................................................................... 5-1
      5.2 Bureau of Land Management .......................................................................................................................... 5-1
          5.2.1 Management Team ............................................................................................................................. 5-1
          5.2.2 Core Team .......................................................................................................................................... 5-1
          5.2.3 Interdisciplinary Team ....................................................................................................................... 5-2
      5.3 ENSR ............................................................................................................................................................... 5-2
          5.3.1 Core Team .......................................................................................................................................... 5-2
      5.4 Communication and Progress Reporting ........................................................................................................ 5-3

6.0 EXTERNAL COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION ................................................................................... 6-1
     6.1 Public Involvement .......................................................................................................................................... 6-1
     6.2 Advisory Committee ........................................................................................................................................ 6-1
     6.3 Federal Agency Coordination.......................................................................................................................... 6-1
     6.4 Tribal Involvement .......................................................................................................................................... 6-1
     6.5 Partnerships ...................................................................................................................................................... 6-1

7.0 ANTICIPATED ISSUES........................................................................................................................................... 7-1
     7.1 Fire Management ............................................................................................................................................. 7-1
     7.2 Air Quality ....................................................................................................................................................... 7-2
     7.3 Watershed Management, Soils and Vegetation .............................................................................................. 7-2
     7.4 Forest and Woodland Management................................................................................................................. 7-2
     7.5 Rangeland Management and Health ............................................................................................................... 7-2

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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                                                                         BLM NAD010156 Phase I
        7.6     Wildlife Habitat and Fisheries Management .................................................................................................. 7-3
        7.7     Wild Horse Management ................................................................................................................................. 7-3
        7.8     Cultural, Paleontology, and Natural History ................................................................................................... 7-3
        7.9     Visual Resources.............................................................................................................................................. 7-3
        7.10    Recreation Resources and Management ......................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.11    Wilderness Character ....................................................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.12    Wild and Scenic Rivers ................................................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.13    Other Special Management Designations ....................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.14    Lands and Realty ............................................................................................................................................. 7-4
        7.15    Hazardous Materials and Wastes .................................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.16    Economic Conditions ...................................................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.17    Environmental Justice ...................................................................................................................................... 7-4
        7.18    Human Health and Safety ................................................................................................................................ 7-5

8.0 DATA RESOURCES AND NEEDS ........................................................................................................................ 8-1

9.0 DOCUMENTING AND ARCHIVING SUPPORTING RECORD .................................................................... 9-1
     9.1 File and Data Management and Support ......................................................................................................... 9-1
     9.2 Deliverables ..................................................................................................................................................... 9-1
         9.2.1 Miscellaneous Public Involvement Deliverables .............................................................................. 9-2
     9.3 Geographic Information System ..................................................................................................................... 9-2
         9.3.1 Geospatial Database Development Guidelines ................................................................................. 9-3

APPENDICES

A            Outline of EIS Document ................................................................................................................................... A-1
B            Public Participation Schedule ............................................................................................................................ B-1
C            EIS Schedule ...................................................................................................................................................... C-1
D            Bureau of Land Management and ENSR Project Management Team Key Personnel Directory.................... D-1
E            Historic Data That May Be Used in Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat
             Treatments Programmatic EIS ............................................................................................................................E-1
F            Data and GIS Needs ............................................................................................................................................ F-1


LIST OF MAPS

1            Existing Vegetation Treatment Impact Analysis Coverage ............................................................................... 1-3
2            Conservation and Restoration Environmental Impact Statement Study Area ................................................... 2-3


LIST OF FIGURES

1            EIS Process .......................................................................................................................................................... 3-4
2            BLM Vegetation Management Programmatic EIS Schedule ............................................................................ 4-2
3            Organizational Chart ........................................................................................................................................... 5-4
4            ENSR Project Organization ............................................................................................................................... 5-5




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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                                                                             BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                             1.0 INTRODUCTION


1.1      Introduction

Four Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) programmatic vegetation
treatment Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) were developed in the mid 1980s to early 1990s to assess
vegetation treatment alternatives on BLM–managed lands in the western U.S (Map 1). The four EISs are:

          Northwest Area Noxious Weed Control Program - 1986
          California Vegetation Management - 1988
          Vegetation Treatment of BLM Lands in Thirteen Western States - 1991
          Western Oregon Program Management of Competing Vegetation - 1992

Treatment alternatives included the use of mechanical manipulation, use of herbicides and biological agents, and use of
prescribed fire. These documents, however, are reaching the limits of their usefulness because the analyses in the
documents are over a decade old, new information on vegetation treatment methods and impacts has become available
during the past decade, and the BLM vegetation management objectives have changed substantially during the past 10
years.

For example, the BLM has adopted and implemented several significant policies in recent years that affect vegetation
management. These include the Federal Wildland Fire Policy, the Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines, the
Northwest Forest Plan, the National Fire Plan, and the Unified Federal Policy. Noxious weeds continue to spread and
increase throughout the western U.S. There is an increased emphasis on water quality and watershed functionality, and
the emergency fire rehabilitation (Emergency Stabilization and Restoration) program has grown considerably,
especially following fiscal year (FY) 1999 and FY 2000 fire years. In addition, the development of conservation
strategies for threatened and endangered and special status species on lands administered by the BLM requires both
habitat conservation and modification as habitat protection needs grow in the face of increasing human demands.

New chemical formulations for controlling weeds that use less active ingredients than some existing formulations
have become available in recent years, and new formulations are under development. Broad use of these
formulations on public lands requires environmental consideration and analysis to ensure that any potential
environmental consequences do not outweigh the potential public benefits.

Increased use of prescribed and managed fire for fuels management on both wild land and urban interface landscapes
requires improved dispersion modeling and air quality monitoring, to ensure that the BLM meets federal and state air
quality regulations and that BLM actions do not lead to incidences of non-attainment. Effective smoke and air quality
management should include considering alternatives to burning and/or methods to reduce fuel load and fire intensity.

The magnitude of vegetation treatment on BLM-lands also continues to grow. For example, the average annual acres
of treatments selected in the Record of Decisions for the EISs was about 350,000 acres. Today, the BLM is proposing
to treat upwards of 4 to 5 million acres annually. Treatments would involve several BLM program areas, including
prescribed and managed natural fire, Integrated Weed Management, hazardous fuels reduction, Emergency
Stabilization and Restoration, and landscape level restoration initiatives such as the Great Basin Restoration Initiative.

1.2      Purpose of the Project Management Plan

In response to these events and issues, the BLM, and its contractor (ENSR International [ENSR]), are preparing a
Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS that will evaluate proposed
vegetation treatment alternatives on lands managed by the BLM in the western continental U.S. and Alaska. The
purpose of Project Management Plan is to assist the BLM and ENSR in developing the EIS and Records of Decision,
managing the project, and cooperating with other agencies and the public.

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As with any major EIS project, a Project Management Plan is required to set the direction of the work for both the
contractor and agency, define work priorities and Interdisciplinary Team and Contractor responsibilities, and project
time lines for public involvement and the EIS comment process. This Project Management Plan provides the general
blueprint for how the project will be developed and completed. It is intended that the Project Management Plan be
flexible to new issues and budgetary constraints, and that it will be modified as appropriate.

The objectives of this Project Management Plan are to:

   Document the project scope of effect and analysis area;
   Identify the issues and preliminary alternatives to be analyzed;
   Establish the internal and external coordination for the agencies involved;
   Identify a project schedule; and
   Establish and identify the public participation process.




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                                 2.0 PURPOSE AND NEED FOR THE EIS


The purpose of the National Programmatic EIS is to provide a comprehensive review of all BLM conservation and
restoration activities involving vegetation and habitat treatment or modification in the western U.S. and Alaska. The
four existing vegetation EISs appear to be limited in scope of analysis in terms of treatment applications, methods of
treatment, and annual average acre targets. As such, they may be insufficient to support current and future BLM goals
and objectives.

The existing BLM vegetation EISs only minimally addressed the increased emphasis by the BLM on fuel reductions
within the wild land urban interface, and on restoration of damaged lands. The BLM Strategic Plan recognizes
conservation and restoration of BLM lands as a major goal, and the primary focus of the BLM in FY2003 is to become
increasingly proactive in restoring land health and managing hazardous fuels.

The Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS will update and replace the
existing vegetation treatment EISs. This programmatic EIS will be a broad and comprehensive NEPA document to
allow effective tiering and serve as a baseline cumulative assessment for other new, revised, or existing land use and
activity level plans that involve vegetation treatment or modification in lands covered by the EIS.

Because of the potential broad use of pesticides and herbicides on public lands and the scope of the policies and
initiatives requiring proactive vegetation management on public lands, a programmatic EIS is considered the
appropriate NEPA document through which to address the environmental issues. These issues include hazardous fuels
reduction and treatment, wildlife habitat improvement, and restoration of ecosystem processes and vegetative
communities. Other issues include species of concern, use of new chemical formulations for vegetation control that are
deemed to be more environmentally favorable than existing formulations, smoke management and air quality,
emergency stabilization and restoration, abandoned mine land remediation, and watershed and water quality
improvement. An EIS is also consistent with the level of analysis of the four existing NEPA EISs.

2.1      Consistency with Federal, Tribal, State, Local, and Other Management Plans

This project is consistent with the direction provided in several departmental and agency policies and all agency land
use plans. All methods of treatment to be addressed in the EIS are consistent with approved BLM land use plans.
Decisions resulting from the analysis contained in the programmatic EIS may result in subsequent modification or
amendment to BLM land use plans.

2.2      Scope of Analysis and Analysis Area Description

The scope of analysis is national and programmatic in nature and sub-continental in geographic extent, encompassing
the western United States, including Alaska (Map 2). This programmatic EIS will not address the public lands surface
estate managed by the BLM Eastern States Office.

The scope of analysis includes an evaluation of the effects of the proposed action and several alternatives on elements
of the natural and human environment. Within these elements are approximately 21 to 25 resource topics of concern
which have been established or identified through previous analyses conducted in the four existing EISs, and which
will need to be addressed in the new EIS.

Relevant analyses contained within the four EISs will be included in the Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and
Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS, where appropriate. Issues that have been previously resolved and analyzed in
the earlier EISs, will be carried forward and analyzed only to the extent new information or circumstances require
supplemental analysis.

This programmatic EIS will serve as a broad scope NEPA analysis and will allow for tiering of more site-specific
NEPA documents, which will eliminate repetitive discussions of the same issues. This approach will allow the lead

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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                        BLM NAD010156 Phase I
agency to focus on current issues of concern. Portions of the analysis will, by necessity, need to be deferred to the site-
specific NEPA analysis.

2.3      Incomplete or Unavailable Information

It is anticipated most of the data necessary to conduct the environmental analysis are available. No incomplete or
unavailable information was identified in the existing EISs. Incomplete and unavailable information for this
preparation plan include the disposition of certain data sets, their standards, and whether the data and metadata of used
in the analyses meets federal standards. All data and metadata used in this project will conform to federal standards.
Federal standards of other agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Geological Survey) will be
applied in the absence of a BLM standard.




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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                   BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      3.0 EIS DEVELOPMENT PROCESS


3.1      General Steps and Format

The format and outline for the Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS
will follow: BLM Department Manual Part 516 DM 2 and DM 6 Appendix 5; BLM standards outlined in the BLM
NEPA Handbook H-1790-1; Council on Environmental Quality regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508; and NEPA.
Publication standards will follow the publication standards outlined in BLM Manual Handbook H-1553. The EIS will
be developed in full compliance with NEPA. All legal and policy requirements regarding public notices, required
elements, distribution of draft and final documents, and specific laws will be met in the process.

The development of the EIS will adhere to the intent of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations by following
these guiding principles and policies:

     Clarity of expression, logical thought processes and rational explanations will be considered more important than
      the length or format in the discussion of impacts (H-1790-1, Ch. V).
     Subjective terms will be avoided (H-1790-1, Ch. V).
     The analysis will lead to pointed conclusions about the amount and degree of change (impact) caused by the
      proposed action and alternatives (H-1790-1, Ch. V).
     Descriptions of the affected environment will be no longer than is necessary to understand the impacts of the
      alternatives (40 CFR 1502.15).
     The EIS shall present the environmental impacts of the proposed action and the alternatives in comparative form,
      thus sharply defining the issues and providing a clear basis for choice among options (40 CFR 1502.14).
     The length of the EIS will be kept to a minimum by incorporating materials by reference (40 CFR 1502.7;
      1502.21).
     The EIS will concentrate on the issues that are truly significant to the action in question, rather than amassing
      needless detail (40 CFR 1500.01).
     The EIS will be written in plain language (40 CFR 1502.8).
     The EIS writer will reduce paperwork and the accumulation of extraneous background data and emphasize real
      environmental issues and alternatives (40 CFR 1502.1; 1502.7).
     The EIS will be concise, clear, and to the point, and supported by evidence that agencies have made the necessary
      environmental analyses (40 CFR 1500.2).

The EIS will be limited to approximately 200 pages of text, and will also include appendices, maps, technical charts,
diagrams, and other supporting data. Appendices and tables will be used extensively in the EIS. The content of the
appendices and tables will, in general, reflect those data previously published in the four EISs, with the information
updated as needed. Use of agency acronyms will be kept to a minimum and reflect only those acronyms commonly
used (e.g., BLM) or accepted in standard scientific usage (e.g., LD50).

The EIS will include an Executive Summary of Impacts and Alternatives, Table of Contents, List of Preparers,
Agencies and Sources Consulted, Glossary, List of Acronyms, References Section, and Index. The EIS will address
and discuss cumulative impacts, unavoidable adverse effects, energy requirements, irreversible and irretrievable
commitment of resources, and short-term uses versus long-term productivity. An outline for the EIS is shown in
Appendix A.

3.2      Alternatives Formulation

A reasonable range of alternatives, including a No Action alternative, will be developed to respond to the issues
identified at the outset of the process. The range of alternatives will represent the full spectrum of potential decisions to
be made as a result of the NEPA analysis. Each alternative will provide solutions to the issues and concerns brought
out though internal and public scoping. The objective in alternative formulation will be to develop reasonable
approaches to conservation and restoration activities. Sub-alternatives or portions of alternatives may be developed or

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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                             BLM NAD010156 Phase I
combined where analysis indicates environmental advantages to their implementation or their development and these
analyses further the purposes of NEPA. Based on the previous EIS efforts, the alternatives preliminarily identified for
analysis are:

         Proposed Action Alternative: The BLM Proposed Action is an integrated vegetation management program
          for conservation and restoration, which makes available all methods of vegetation treatment appropriate for
          the ecological conditions, environmental circumstances, and resource management objectives. These methods
          include: the use of mechanical means, such as chaining or cabling green or dead (burned) trees or brush:
          harrowing and thinning; the use of rangeland drills or plows in planting seed in rehabilitation or restoration
          projects; the use of herbicides to control weedy and invasive species; and the use of prescribed and managed
          natural fire.

         No Action Alternative: This alternative is typically a continuation of present management that provides the
          baseline for comparative analysis of the other alternatives. Continuation of present management would be the
          program as adopted in the earlier EISs described above, within the constraints of the acreage limitations
          identified in the Records of Decision. Only available tools and methods identified in those EISs would be
          allowed.

         No Use of Herbicides Alternative: This alternative describes an integrated vegetation management program
          for conservation and restoration without the explicit use of herbicides to control competing and unwanted
          vegetation.

         No Aerial Application of Herbicides: This alternative describes an integrated vegetation management
          program for the conservation and restoration of BLM lands which allows only for ground-based application of
          herbicides, with no use of aerial herbicide applications.

         No Use of Prescribed or Managed Natural Fire: This alternative describes an integrated vegetation
          management program for conservation and restoration of BLM lands which does not utilize generally
          accepted methods and technologies to manage vegetation, improve habitat, and reduce hazardous fuels
          through the use of fire.

Other potential alternatives may include:

         Limited or Selected Herbicide Use: This alternative would allow only certain herbicides to be used on
          public lands.

         No Management of Competing and Unwanted Vegetation: This alternative would only allow for
          vegetation management needed to protect human health and public safety, including hazardous fuels reduction
          activities. Most noxious weed control activities conducted by the BLM would be excluded under this
          alternative.

         No Conservation or Restoration of Vegetation and Habitat: Under this alternative, vegetation used by fish
          and wildlife for habitat would not be conserved, and degraded lands would not be restored by the BLM.

3.3       Internal Review of the EIS

ENSR will provide deliverables in the form of text and map-based products to the Co-Team Lead for distribution and
review. Internal review of products by Core and Interdisciplinary (ID) team members will be accomplished within
agreed upon and prescribed timeframes as determined by the project schedule. Review will focus on content and
substance of analysis and accuracy of information.




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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                         BLM NAD010156 Phase I
3.4      Interdisciplinary (ID) Team and Reviewer Input

The BLM will provide input and review comments in established electronic format, either by electronic media, 3.5"
floppy disks, or CD-RWs, as appropriate for the task and on standardized comment response forms provided by ENSR
or the BLM. Word processing software will be Microsoft Word 6.0 or higher, with capability to convert to Adobe
Portable Document Format (PDF). The BLM will also provide input and review verbally, on flipcharts, via electronic
mail, or other media at group and one-on-one meetings and contacts.

3.5      Accountability

The Bureau of Land Management and ENSR staff working on this project are accountable for completing their specific
tasks on time. All efforts will be made by the Team Leader and ENSR Project Manager to keep team members,
resource specialists, and reviewers aware of the schedule and elapsed time. Any situations that occur in which a delay
seems imminent or unavoidable will be resolved immediately by negotiation between the Team Leader, individuals
involved, and ENSR. The objective will be to evaluate the circumstances, ensure all involved are aware of the impacts,
and take actions to get the schedule and products on track.

3.6      Public Participation Process and Schedule

The public participation opportunities for the major stages of the EIS process are listed below; more detailed
information on public participation is given in Appendix B. Actual dates for the schedule of these events will be
published later as they become known. Every effort will be made to assure meaningful public involvement throughout
the process. This includes using, to the extent practicable, internet technology, such as ARC/IMS, and an interactive
website that provides information and solicits comments from public land users and interested publics. Figure 1
provides an outline of the key elements of the NEPA process that will be used in this effort.

         3.6.1       Scoping and Issues and Alternatives Identification

A Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS and initiate scoping to identify issues and alternatives was
published on October 12, 2001. Media articles and website information regarding the preparation and content of the
EIS and announce the schedule of upcoming scoping meetings will be prepared by the BLM Washington, D.C.,
External Affairs Office with assistance from ENSR and the BLM Team Leader. Contacts with key constituents and
stakeholders will be made by letters and electronic mail.

Informal public open house scoping meetings will be organized and facilitated by ENSR to gather public input on the
issues and alternatives to be analyzed in the EIS. The BLM will participate in these meetings and will request written
comments on issues and alternatives within the 90-day scoping period. A court recorder will be used at the meetings to
document testimony.

         3.6.2       Issue the Draft EIS

Federal Register notices of the availability of the Draft EIS will be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) and published separately by the agency. The notices will outline the availability of the Draft EIS, a 90-day
period for public comments to be submitted, and the schedule of public meetings/hearings to gather verbal, testimonial,
and written input for the EIS. Newspaper articles will be published in local/regional papers advertising the availability
of the Draft EIS, the 90-day comment period, and the location and schedule of the public meetings/hearings to be held
during the comment period.

A court recorder will be used at any formal hearings to document testimony. A Hearings Officer will also be used in
any formal hearings. Additional public meetings may be held during the 90-day public comment period to gather
verbal or written input on the Draft EIS.




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ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                          BLM NAD010156 Phase I
         3.6.3       Publish the Final EIS

Federal Register notices of the availability of the Final EIS will be filed with EPA and published separately by the
agency. The notices will outline the availability of the Final EIS, and a 30-day comment period for public input on the
sufficiency of analysis. Newspaper articles will be published in local/regional papers advertising the availability of the
Final EIS, and the 30-day comment period. The Final EIS will be sent to those on the mailing list as well as to all those
that participate in the NEPA process during the preparation of the EIS.

         3.6.4       Publish the Record of Decision

Thirty days after release of the Final EIS, State Directors shall prepare Records of Decision for their state incorporating
the terms and conditions and mitigation measures of the selected alternative.




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The BLM will accept informal public input, written, verbal, and electronic mail anytime during the EIS process. All
input will be managed and documented by ENSR and will be provided to the BLM Co-Team Lead and to the Team
Leader. The public will be notified throughout the process via news articles, electronic mail, the BLM website, Federal
Register Notices of Availability, and transmittal letters of availability of the EIS and Records of Decision.

3.7      Cooperating Agencies

Federal and state regulatory agencies will be solicited at the beginning of the NEPA process to determine their interest
in participating as a cooperating agency. Agencies to be considered include but are not limited to:

         Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
         U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
         National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
         Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS)
         Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
         State Departments of Environmental Protection/Quality (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act)
         State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPO)

3.8      Stakeholders

Major groups of stakeholders are listed below. As this is a national effort, specific groups are too numerous to list, and
are not identified. Additional stakeholders will be identified throughout the process. A mailing list identifying key
people in these organizations, agencies, and interest groups will be compiled by the BLM with the assistance of ENSR.
ENSR and/or the BLM will be responsible for notifications of public meetings, input deadlines, and other tasks
associated with the public participation process. Key stakeholders include the following:

         Tribal Governments
         Interested publics
         Special Interest Groups
         Non Governmental Organizations
         National, state, and local agencies
         County Weed Districts
         State, county, and municipal elected officials
         Western Governors Association
         National Association of Counties
         BLM Resource Advisory Councils
         Interested businesses and consultants
         Chemical manufacturers
         Native American Tribal Governments
         Adjacent private landowners




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                                      4.0 EIS DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE


Figure 2 shows the schedule for the project. Appendix C lists tasks and dates used to prepare the schedule. The
schedule provides estimated timeframes for the completion of the required EIS components, milestones, and tasks.




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Schedule 11x17




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Schedule 11x17




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                      5.0 INTERNAL COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION


5.1      Roles, Responsibilities, and Authorities

The Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS is being developed through
the interaction of the Washington D.C. BLM office, state offices, National Science and Technology Center, National
Business Center, Cooperating Agencies, and ENSR (Figure 3). Overall approval of the EIS project is the responsibility
of the Assistant Director, with concurrence from the Executive Leadership Team. Approval of individual Records of
Decision is the delegated responsibility of the State Directors. Appendix D provides the names, mailing and electronic
addresses, and phone numbers for key members of the EIS team.

5.2      Bureau of Land Management

         5.2.1       Management Team

Assistant Director (Henri Bisson): The Assistant Director approved the Preparation Plan to proceed with the EIS
project. The Assistant Director provides briefings to the Director, Executive Leadership Team, departmental,
Congressional staff, and other interests as appropriate.

BLM State Directors: The State Directors approve the Records of Decision for their state. The State Directors serve
on the Executive Leadership Team and provide general policy and guidance for the scope of the EIS. The State
Directors provide the Co-Team Lead, key interdisciplinary staff, and Subject Matter Experts to support the EIS project.
The State Directors ensure that all conservation and restoration activities proposed or anticipated for their state,
including scope, scale, methods of treatment, and associated acreages, accurately reflect the needs of their state to meet
resource management objectives and agency and departmental policy.

Rangelands, Soil, Air and Water Group Manager (Timothy Reuwsaat): The Rangeland, Soils, Air and Water
Group Manager provides general oversight to the EIS process and delegates work assignments to Washington D.C.
office staff. The Group Manager provides general coordination with Washington D.C. office group managers, and
briefings to the Executive Leadership Team. The Group Manager recommends approval of budgetary expenditures
related to the EIS project and provides recommendations on draft and final products to the Assistant Director.

         5.2.2       Core Team

The following provides a brief summary of the roles and responsibilities of the Core Team.

EIS Team Leader (Gina Ramos): The EIS Group Leader provides oversight and national-level coordination with the
Director, Assistant Director, Range Group Manager, and other Washington D.C. office group managers, as well as
other federal agencies. The EIS Team Leader: (1) provides input and representation for budget development and
funding allocations; (2) sets EIS Core Team and ID Team priorities and provides overall direction and management
guidance to these teams; (3) helps develop issues and questions; (4) keeps the Rangeland, Soils, Air and Water Group
Manager and Assistant Director up-to-date on EIS progress and recommends solutions to keeping the EIS on schedule;
and (5) may serve as the Hearings Officer in the event formal hearings are held.

EIS Co-Team Leader (Brian Amme): The EIS Co-Team Leader carries out all day-to-day oversight activities to
ensure that the EIS is developed according to schedules and priorities and within established budgets. The Co-Team
leader develops the initial Preparation Plan, statement of work, and contract specifications, and serves as the
Contracting Officers Representative for contract oversight and performance. In coordination with the EIS Team
Leader, the Co-Team Leader recommends key assignments to Core and Extended ID Team members and Subject
Matter Experts to accomplish critical project management objectives, including data acquisition, document review, and
coordination. The EIS Co-Team Leader helps develop issues and questions, keeps the EIS Team Leader informed of
the progress of the EIS project, and recommends solutions for keeping the project on track.

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Core Team Members: The Core Team provides representation and Subject Matter Experts from the key Washington
D.C. office groups to ensure that the EIS project is developed using an interdisciplinary approach and addresses all key
issues of relevance to the analysis. The Core Team members attend all Core Team meetings as directed by the EIS
Team Leader, and Core team members are responsive to the direction and assignments provided by the Team Leader.

         5.2.3       Interdisciplinary Team

Interdisciplinary Team (ID Team) Members: Interdisciplinary Team Members: (1) participate in ID Team meetings
and conference calls; (2) submit input for various components of the EIS in an interdisciplinary and coordinated
manner; (3) submit accurate and properly formatted information to ENSR in a timely manner; (4) coordinate and
communicate with staff specialists in BLM field offices or other agencies to ensure that the EIS contains complete and
accurate information; (5) consult with Core Team Members in advance of deadlines in the event that delays are
anticipated or questions arise; (6) assure an interdisciplinary approach is used by consulting with other resource
specialists and support personnel; and (7) provide maps and data at the appropriate scale and standards for publication
and for use during the analysis.

Geographic Information System (GIS) and Internet Coordinators: Geographic Information System and Internet-
based technologies used during preparation of the EIS will be coordinated by the BLM Washington D.C. office,
National Science and Technology Center, and BLM state offices.

         Washington Office: This office provides policy and guidance for use of established federal data standards
         and metadata standards.

         National Science and Technology Center: The Center provides digitizing services, assists in determining
         contents of GIS data themes, provides ARCINFO and ARCIMS support, and provides support to the National
         ARCIMS Website. The Center also provides specifications to states on federal data standards and metadata
         standards.

         State Offices: The BLM state offices coordinate with the BLM field offices and the National Science and
         Technology Center, provide GIS digitizing for some resource themes, and provide spatial data for base maps
         and EIS supporting documents. The state offices ensure compliance with all federal data standards and
         metadata standards, in coordination with the National Science and Technology Center.

5.3      ENSR

ENSR will be responsible for all aspects of preparation of the EIS document. ENSR will manage the public
participation aspects of the NEPA process and be responsible for scheduling and managing all public scoping meetings,
workshops, and public hearings. ENSR will be responsible for collecting and organizing data, ensuring all data are
compliant with federal metadata and other data standards, and ensuring that all GIS products, maps and tables are in
suitable formats for displaying in text and in electronic format on the Internet. ENSR will be responsible for the
analysis of impacts, the analysis of public comments, and the responses to public comments. The ENSR Project Team
is shown in Figure 4; Appendix D provides names, mailing and electronic mail addresses, and phone numbers for key
members of the ENSR team.

         5.3.1       Core Team

Project Manager (Stuart Paulus): The ENSR Project Manager (PM) ensures that the EIS scope of work, budget, and
schedule are achievable and meet the needs of the BLM. The PM provides technical oversight, ensures that contractual
commitments are met, and approves deliverables prior to submittal to the BLM. The PM participates in BLM ID Team
meetings, attends other BLM meetings as required in the contract, and coordinates regularly with the BLM Team
Leads. The PM negotiates out-of-scope items with the BLM. The PM prepares monthly summary reports and approves
monthly invoices.

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Assistant Project Manager (Steve Ellsworth): The ENSR Assistant PM oversees many of the day-to-day activities of
the resource specialists and subcontractors. The Assistant PM assists the PM in the development of schedules and
preparation of work products. The Assistant PM works closely with the Public Relations Specialist in preparing
materials for public meetings and ensuring that EIS-related information is posted on the BLM website. The Assistant
PM communicates regularly with BLM staff, and participates in management and public meetings.

Principal-In-Charge (Al Foster): The Principal-In-Charge represents ENSR and ensures that the ENSR team meets
the expectations of the BLM. The Principal-In-Charge notifies the PM of any deficiencies reported by the BLM,
ensures that adequate staff resources are available to meet the EIS project objectives, periodically reviews project
performance, and resolves conflicts involving staff, subcontractors, and the BLM.

Resource Specialists: Resource Specialists have been assigned to the resource areas likely to be analyzed in the EIS.
These specialists: (1) review existing data and determine data needs for the EIS; (2) submit input for various
components of the EIS in an interdisciplinary and coordinated manner; (3) prepare technical portions of the EIS and
supporting documents; (4) coordinate and communicate with staff specialists in BLM field offices or other agencies to
ensure that the EIS contains complete and accurate information; (5) consult with the PM in advance of deadlines in the
event that delays are anticipated or questions arise; and (6) assure an interdisciplinary approach is used by consulting
with other resource specialists and support personnel within ENSR, the BLM, and other federal, state, local, and private
agencies and groups.

5.4      Communication and Progress Reporting

An integral part of the approach for successful completion of the EIS will be close communication among the ENSR
and BLM EIS Team members. Only with such coordination can EIS project issues be adequately considered. Weekly
conference calls involving BLM and ENSR project managers will be held to ensure that all parties are updated on the
progress of the EIS, and to discuss problems and solutions.

Communications will also include electronic mail, facsimile, written, personal, and other telephone contacts between
ENSR, BLM, and other federal, state, and local resource management agencies as necessary to identify needs and
potential problems. Addressing agency concerns early in the EIS development process will not only expedite the
preparation of the Final EIS, but it will present to the public the most accurate description of the project in the Final
EIS. A record of all communications will be maintained by ENSR.

Progress reports and invoices will be prepared monthly. The specific format and details for the progress reports will be
developed early in the EIS project, but the following items will be included:

             Progress attained during the reporting period.
             Summary of project meetings for the reporting period and communication between the BLM and
              ENSR.
             Activities planned for the next reporting period.
             Identification of problem areas or scope changes and action taken during the weekly conference call.
             Project financial status compared to the project budget.




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  Figure 4.
  ENSR Project Organization                                                  Department of Interior
                                                                               Bureau of Land
                                                                                 Management


                                  Contracts                                                                          Principal-in-Charge

                                  T. Bunker                                                                                 A. Foster

                                                                           Project Manager
                                                                           S. Paulus, Ph.D.

                                                                    Assistant Project Manager
                                                                           S. Ellsworth




    Air Quality            Fire Ecologists       GIS Specialist         Cultural Resource                Toxicologists          Terrestrial/Vegetation       Socioeconomics
    Specialist                                                              Specialist                                                Specialist                Specialist

R. Paine, CCM, QEP          J. Agee, Ph.D.            M. Paulson         T. Weber Greiser        L. Bradley, Ph.D., DABT                   J. Alstad              B. Strom
                           R. Galeano-Popp           R. Schroeder                                    R. Naddy, Ph.D.                                              A. Wade




                                                                        Other Technical Resources

  Water Quality Chemist:           J. Decker                    Rights of Way/                                       Wildlife Biologist:                 W. Gorham, Ph.D.
                                                                Transportation Specialist:   A. Ludwig
  Riparian Wetlands Specialist:    G. Hollands, PG, PWS                                                              Fisheries Biologist:                R. Daggett
                                                                Public Relations:            J. Wolf
  Native American Specialist:      G. Thompson                                                                       Forest/Woodland
                                                                Writer/Editor:               J. Rothe                Management Specialist:              R. Galeano-Popp
  Hydrologist:                     R. Berry, Ph.D.
                                                                Recreation/Visual                                    Wild Horse Management:              D. Richardson
  Soil Scientist:                  P. London                    Specialist:                  B. Strom / A. Wade
                                                                                                                     Hazardous Materials Specialist:     W. Berg, PG, CEM
                     6.0 EXTERNAL COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION


Development of the Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS will involve
input from numerous outside agencies and private organizations, and the general public. The following provides a brief
summary of key participants external to the BLM and ENSR that are likely to have an interest in the preparation of the
EIS. A more detailed Public Participation Plan (Appendix B) has been prepared to identify communication strategies,
agencies and stakeholders, and how public scoping and review comments will be captured and managed during the EIS
process. This plan also includes a list of public participation tasks and/or milestones.

6.1      Public Involvement

There are two specific times during the EIS process when public participation is not only legally required under NEPA,
but also critical to the successful outcome of the project and ultimately its Record of Decision. These two times are
during the public scoping period, which occurs before preparation of the draft EIS, and the public review period, which
is conducted following the publication of the draft EIS in order to receive public input prior to the finalization of the
EIS. Given the magnitude and importance of the Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments
Programmatic EIS, however, every effort will be made to educate and involve the public during the EIS development
process so they can better understand the project goals, issues, and alternatives. These efforts will include posting
information and key documents that pertain to the EIS project on the BLM Internet site. The BLM and ENSR will also
meet with local officials during scoping, conduct workshops and informal meetings as needed, and prepare fact sheets
for distribution by the BLM Office of External Affairs.

6.2      Advisory Committee

Resource Advisory Councils provide advice to the BLM on various resource issues. A coordinated effort to involve
Resource Advisory Councils early on and throughout the process will ensure that the BLM obtains and incorporates
local input and advice throughout this project.

6.3      Federal Agency Coordination

The proposed action will require consultation under Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act and Migratory Bird
Treaty Act with the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Marine Fisheries Service. The BLM will develop a
consultation agreement at the national level to guide review and Section 7 consultation with both Services on the
programmatic EIS.

6.4      Tribal Involvement

Consultation with the Indian Tribes and Alaska Native Groups will be conducted on a government-to-government
basis, consistent with the desires of the tribes and BLM policies. The consultation will be initiated with letters from the
responsible BLM official to the chairperson of the affected tribes and native groups. These letters will seek information
on their concerns about potential impacts of the project to natural and cultural resources, treaty rights, and trust
responsibilities. ENSR will provide the BLM with a draft letter format for review and use. Follow-up actions will
depend upon the responses from the tribes and native groups.

6.5      Partnerships

The EIS will involve stakeholders and partners to the greatest extent practicable consistent with a programmatic
analysis. The Western Governor’s Association and National Association of Counties will be involved throughout the
process to ensure that BLM obtains and incorporates State and County Governments input and advice. The BLM will
initiate consultation under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act with State Historic Preservation
Officers under the framework of the National Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 consultation.

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                                         7.0 ANTICIPATED ISSUES


Previous and existing analyses and BLM specialists have established and identified preliminary issues and concerns
regarding proposed conservation and restoration treatments in both scope and magnitude, method of treatment,
including herbicide use, and resource impacts. Resources and issues addressed in the four existing EISs are
summarized in the table below.



      Issue/Resource Addressed                             13 State          CA              W. OR            NWNW
      Vegetation (all forms, including forestry)              X               X                 X                X
      Air Quality                                             X               X                 X                X
      Soils                                                   X               X                 X                X
      Water Resources                                         X               X                 X                X
      Fish and Wildlife                                       X               X                 X                X
      Cultural Resources                                      X               X                 X                X
      Native American Consultation                         Deferred       Deferred           Deferred         Deferred
      Recreation and VRM                                      X               X                 X                X
      Livestock                                               X               X
      Wild Horses and Burros                                  X               X                                  X
      Special Status Species (Plant and Animal)               X               X                 X                X
      Section 7 Consultation                               Deferred       Deferred           Deferred         Deferred
      Wilderness and Special Areas                            X               X                 X                X
      Human Health and Safety                                 X               X                 X                X
      Social Environment                                                      X                                  X
      Economic Conditions                                                     X                                  X
      Rights of Way                                                                              X
      Cumulative                                                              X                  X
      Environmental Justice (Required as of 1994)
      13 State Vegetation Treatment on BLM Lands in Thirteen Western States EIS
      CA       California Vegetation Management EIS
      W. OR Western Oregon Program - Management of Competing Vegetation
      NWNW Northwest Area Noxious Weed Control Program


Based on the above issues and analysis, preliminary issues identified for consideration in this EIS effort include but
are not limited to:

7.1        Fire Management

Bureau policy allow fires to be monitored and managed in accordance with the Wildland and Prescribed Fire
Management Policy, the National Fire Plan, and the Department of Interior Cohesive Strategy. Fire is a tool that can be
used to meet resource management objectives. This EIS will discuss the role of fire in resource management and
quantify the number of acres proposed for prescribed and managed natural fire treatment, address the impacts of
vegetation treatments using prescribed and managed natural fire, address a wide range of emergency fire rehabilitation
activities, address current and foreseeable wildfire and other fire occurrence scenarios, and address hazardous fuels
reduction activities, including manual, mechanical, and chemical fuels treatments. The EIS will also consider the
impacts associated with the risk of escaped fire, and the effects of wildfires versus prescribed and managed natural fire.




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7.2      Air Quality

The existing EISs analyze air quality to varying degrees. At present, there is no information that would indicate that
BLM is exceeding air quality standards, but there are possible concerns with cumulative impacts to air quality from
smoke management, given the high number of acres proposed for treatment through hazardous fuels reduction using
prescribed and managed natural fire. Fugitive dust is also a concern with other treatment methods, such as mechanical
treatments, as is post-treatment entrainment of dust particles into the atmosphere.

7.3      Watershed Management, Soils and Vegetation

Since the existing EISs were developed, new policies regarding watershed management (e.g., Unified Federal Policy)
have been developed and implemented. Some states have developed non point source best management practices
which are applied by stipulation on a voluntary basis. The EIS will address the impacts of conservation and restoration
treatment projects on:

     Vegetative resources and watershed values.
     Appropriate consideration for water quality concerns related to activities on public lands, including but not
      limited to, the requirements mandated by the Clean Water Act and state water classifications in the 303 D state
      water inventories.
     Standards and guidelines for rangeland health.
     Management and control of weeds.
     Appropriate conservation or restoration of at-risk watersheds.
     Appropriate management of numerous special status vegetative species in order to prevent additional listings of
      populations.
     The Safe Water Drinking Act, Unified Federal Policy for a Watershed Approach, and the Colorado River Basis
      Salinity Control Act.
     Appropriate and consistent floodplain protection.
     Protection of riparian areas in accordance with current BLM policy.
     Soil types most susceptible to soil loss, as well as highly productive soils capable of supporting successful
      restoration treatments.

7.4      Forest and Woodland Management

BLM forests and woodlands are managed for a diversity of resource objectives, including: restoring and maintaining
forest health, providing opportunities for environmentally responsible forest products use, such as timber, fuelwood,
pots and poles, and pine nuts; and reducing threats to public health and safety. The EIS will quantify the amount of
forest and woodland acres proposed for treatment by forest type and treatment type. The effects of these treatments on
overall forest health and sustainability, forest products use and economic benefits to communities, and other resources,
such as fish and wildlife habitat and air quality, will be analyzed in the EIS. The EIS will also address the use of
forestry and woodland by-products as biomass for specialized commodity uses or energy production.

7.5      Rangeland Management and Health

Extensive wildfires, decadent vegetation, and degraded range conditions require conservation and restoration
treatments to achieve rangeland health standards and meet land use plan objectives. The EIS will address various issues
related to healthy rangelands including but not limited to:

     Reseeding techniques and operations.
     Cheatgrass and red brome invasion/restoration.
     Pinyon and juniper woodland invasion into range sites.
     Noxious weed and invasive species .
     Salt Cedar encroachment.

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     Forage enhancement.
     Great Basin and sage/shrub steppe restoration.
     Vegetation management for transportation and utility right-of-way corridors.

7.6      Wildlife Habitat and Fisheries Management

Impacts of vegetation and habitat restoration treatments on wildlife habitat and fisheries will be addressed in the EIS.
The analysis will encompass the following wildlife and fisheries related concerns:

     Effects of vegetation treatment on wildlife and fisheries habitat.
     Aquatic and terrestrial threatened, endangered, and sensitive species conservation and recovery.
     Effects of vegetation treatment on migratory birds and other migratory species and their associated habitat and
      nesting requirements.
     Consideration of species not recognized during the previous EIS efforts such as species/habitats of concern, new
      threatened , endangered, proposed, and candidate species.

7.7      Wild Horse Management

Restoration treatments of both burned and unburned public lands will affect the management of wild horses and burros
where those activities occur within Herd Management Areas. In some cases, wild horses and burros will need to be
required to be gathered off the public lands, or otherwise excluded from use of particular tracts within Herd
Management Areas, by fencing or other means, to ensure success of the restoration effort and re-establishment of
natural or desired vegetation and forage.

7.8      Cultural, Paleontology, and Natural History

There are in place numerous laws, regulations, manuals, and program guidance for the Cultural, Paleontology and
Natural History program which were not in existence during the time the existing EISs were developed. An opportunity
to enhance the impact analysis of vegetation treatment activities on these resources would be provided during this
comprehensive effort.

Many policies and strategies pertaining to consideration of Native American values, sovereignty, and
coordination/consultation were not in place during the preparation of existing EISs. Also, acts, laws, and regulations
regarding tribal government sovereignty and orientation between governments did not exist earlier. This EIS effort
seeks to fully address concerns, and recognize values important to Native Americans in compliance with these new
requirements.

Many new discoveries, excavations, and analyses in the field of archaeology and paleontology have occurred since the
existing EISs were developed. New information of the effects of fire on these resources is available. The EIS will seek
to provide a more thorough analysis of treatment impacts on these resources. There is also concern about the potential
effects of chemicals on particular classes of cultural heritage resources. The impacts of vegetation treatments on
traditional cultural properties, other ethno-historic uses, including ethnic arboreal narrative and art in woodland
communities, particularly aspen communities, will also be addressed in the EIS.

7.9      Visual Resources

Impacts to Visual Resource Management from landscape level and localized vegetation treatments is of concern, given
the spectacular scenery that exists throughout the western United States and Alaska.




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7.10      Recreation Resources and Management

Impacts to recreation opportunities and facilities is of concern within the analysis area, which contains world class
recreational resources. Use of these resources has grown rapidly throughout the western United States and Alaska, and
is expected to continue to grow. Wildland urban interface of this use is of increasing concern.

7.11      Wilderness Character

The impacts of vegetation and habitat restoration treatments on Wilderness, and Wilderness Study Areas will be
addressed in the EIS.

7.12      Wild and Scenic Rivers

The impacts of vegetation and habitat restoration treatments on Wild and Scenic Rivers or potentially eligible segments
will be addressed in the EIS.

7.13      Other Special Management Designations

Impacts of vegetation and habitat restoration treatments on other areas of Special Management Designation (ACECs,
NCAs, National Landscape Conservation System units, and National Monuments) will be evaluated in the EIS. The
EIS will consider appropriate management prescriptions for these areas.

7.14      Lands and Realty

Considerable community growth, development, and increased use of public lands have occurred since the development
of the existing EISs. Wildland urban interface issues and hazardous fuels reduction activities are a direct result of this
demographic trend. This EIS effort will ensure that the following are appropriately addressed.

      Vegetation management for transportation and utility right-of-way corridors.
      Fuels management for wildland urban interface and communities at risk.
      Access needs for community protection.
      Watersheds and water supplies for communities

7.15      Hazardous Materials and Wastes

Where appropriate, the EIS will address hazardous materials issues, including the potential release of radionucleides
from vegetation and soils as a result of treatment activities in areas historically known to be affected by historic atomic
age and current nuclear technology development. Issues may include the potential residual effects of above-ground
nuclear testing or activities adjacent to Department of Energy Reservations and projects.

7.16      Economic Conditions

Demographic and economic changes at the local, regional, and national level in recent years are placing greater
demands on public lands in the West. This includes increasing demands for economic uses, recreational opportunities,
and a greater desire for preserving open space. It is recognized that when viewed from a national or regional
perspective, these impacts may seem small or nonexistent. Thus, the EIS must take into account a variety of geographic
scales in analyzing the economic impacts of vegetation treatment options, including locally-generated impacts.

7.17      Environmental Justice

The previous EISs pre-date Environmental Justice consideration requirements. Hazardous fuels reduction projects may
take place in the vicinity of communities and tribal lands and colonies, as well as Alaskan Native communities. These
activities may also affect uses of public lands for subsistence activities or ceremonial purposes. The BLM must ensure

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there is not a disproportionate impact to low-income or minority populations as a result of these activities. In order to
do this, the extent of potential environmental justice areas must be determined. Per Executive Order 12898, the EIS will
address environmental justice issues in the management of vegetation, watershed, and wildlife habitat on public lands.

7.18     Human Health and Safety

The EIS will address the effects of chemical compounds and formulations used in vegetation management on human
health and safety for the public at large and for workers engaged in these activities. Hazard, exposure, and risk analyses
will be used to assess the effects and impacts of using newly available chemical herbicides, adjuvants, and surfactants.
Hazards, exposure and risks to non-target vegetation and species will also be considered for these chemicals.




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                                  8.0 DATA RESOURCES AND NEEDS


There are certain baseline data and GIS needs that are required in order to describe the project and alternatives and
baseline conditions, and to assess the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of the proposed action and
alternatives. Where appropriate, existing resource information available in BLM State or Field Offices will be used in
developing the impact analysis, in addition to information collected for earlier vegetation programmatic EISs.

Appendix E provides a list of known data sets that were developed during earlier analysis efforts as baseline data
requirements to perform the analysis, and that are appropriate for use during the current EIS effort. In nearly all cases,
these data sets will need to be updated with the most current information available.

Gathering new types of data and information will also be necessary to document existing baseline conditions and to
analyze impacts. Some of this information will be collected by ENSR, including an assessment of human and wildlife
risks from herbicides, and modeling for smoke impacts from prescribed burning. The BLM and ENSR have identified
many of the new types of information that will be needed to prepare the EIS; Appendix F summarizes these data.
Where known, the level of effort and costs to obtain the information are provided.

The data acquired in this effort will be updated, compiled, and put into digital and/or electronic format for use in the
EIS process and for development of maps by ENSR. All GIS equipment (hardware and software) is considered to be
available from both the BLM National, State and Field Offices, and ENSR, and no new GIS support needs are
anticipated to complete this project.




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                9.0 DOCUMENTING AND ARCHIVING SUPPORTING RECORD


9.1      File and Data Management and Support

For each project, ENSR will set up a directory on the appropriate network file server to contain all of the electronic
project files. Within this directory, there will be a subdirectory structure to accommodate project plans, data, reports,
correspondence, schedules, budgets, drawings, etc. The Project Manager and key project team members will have read
and write access to this directory, while the rest of the project team members will have read-only access. This
arrangement provides for distribution of project information and allows for efficient collaboration.

In addition to the routine network back-ups provided by ENSR’s Information System Department, ENSR’s
Publications Department keeps back-ups of electronic files for project deliverables on high-capacity removable storage
media, and maintains a central archive of hard-copy project deliverables. Electronic project files on our network are
backed up continually using mirrored storage, and backed up on magnetic tape weekly for long-term off-site archival.

For projects that use large amounts of data (e.g., risk assessments, environmental monitoring programs, etc.) ENSR
uses EQulS for WindowsTM to streamline data validation, data reduction and reporting, data interpretation, and various
analyses, such as modeling and risk assessment. Whenever possible, data are acquired and ingested electronically to
eliminate labor-intensive and error prone data entry. All users can access the data electronically by querying a single
database, and be assured of having the most current and validated data.

ENSR has developed customized user interfaces to enable clients and other users to query the project database directly.
ENSR personnel have developed and implemented a wide array of software tools that integrate tabular and spatial data
for relational database management, statistical analysis, simulation modeling, interactive mapping, and 3-D data
visualization as appropriate for project tasks. ENSR also has invested in a number of state-of-the-art systems, including
a 3-D data visualization system and an integrated client-server information management system that provides the
resources and rapid response to meet all project demands.

If needed, ENSR will establish a website as a means of organizing and distributing project information. A project
website may be on its corporate intranet or, if the BLM or other outside parties require access, on an extranet server.

ENSR's corporate policy is to retain project data for at least 10 years. This policy can be superceded by more stringent
contractual requirements. ENSR has a well organized system for organizing inactive project hard-copy files and
moving them into secure off-site storage with documented traceability for easy retrieval.

ENSR uses Microsoft ExchangeTM as our e-mail system, with Microsoft OutlookTM as the desktop client software. This
system, in combination with a secure, high-capacity internet gateway, will enable ENSR and the BLM teams to readily
exchange e-mail messages and attachments with each other. ENSR's high-capacity gateway allows large attachments
but, for distribution of larger files, it may be more efficient to post the files on an extranet site from which users can
download what they need through their web browser.

9.2      Deliverables

Deliverables shall be paper copies, and electronic copies, as specified in the Statement of Work. Electronic word
processing documents shall be in MicrosoftTM Word (6.0 or higher) for Windows. All documents, supporting records,
and publications will be verified true and correct Portable Document Format (PDF) copies on CD-ROM.

The BLM will review all draft documents within 30 days of receipt, unless otherwise specified in the Statement of
Work or schedule outlined in Appendix C. Generally, one review will be sufficient. However, based upon the amount
or complexity of BLM's revision comments, BLM shall have the option of reviewing drafts until they are revised to
BLM's satisfaction. ENSR, upon receipt of BLM's revision comments, will generally have 30 days to respond (unless
otherwise specified) with the necessary written revisions. All documents shall be published to BLM standards as

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identified by the Contracting Officers Representative. ENSR will be responsible for printing and distributing all
documents.

Where multiple copies are indicated, it will be understood these are to be paper and CD-ROM copies. Electronic copies
will be provided for all documents, supporting record and materials requiring internal ID Team Review. If copy media
is unspecified, it will be the option of the BLM to require the materials by either paper copy or electronic copy. For
enhanced communication and to minimize time constraints, it is anticipated and desired that many transmittals will be
sent electronically. These data will be available for agency and public review at each state office and the Washington
D.C. Office.

Twelve paper copies and 12 electronic copies in PDF format (CD-ROM) will be provided for the following
deliverables:

              Draft and Final Project Management Plan
              Draft and Final Key Date Schedule
              Draft and Final Date Needs and Data Standards Table
              Draft and Final Detailed Outline of the EIS
              Draft and Final Public Participation Plan
              Draft and Final Scoping Meeting Transcript for Each Meeting (up to 18 meetings)
              Draft and Final Scoping Report
              Draft and Final Consultation Agreements and Strategies
              Draft BA
              Preliminary Draft EIS
              Supporting Record of Documentation for Draft EIS
              Draft and Final Public Comment Report
              Preliminary Final EIS
              Supporting Record of Documentation for Final EIS
              Draft and Final Air Modeling Report
              Draft and Final Draft Biological Assessment
              Draft and Final Human Health Risk Assessment

Twelve electronic copies in PDF format (CD-ROM) will be provided for the Draft and Final EIS. Five thousand five
hundred printed copies will be provided for the Draft EIS and Final EIS. Five hundred paper copies and 500 electronic
copies in PDF format (CD-ROM) will be provided for each of the 11 Record of Decisions (ROD). The BLM will
develop and maintain the mailing list and provide mailing labels to ENSR for distribution of documents. The BLM
will obtain a G-76 postal permit.

         9.2.1        Miscellaneous Public Involvement Deliverables

Appendix B provides the Public Presentation Plan that will guide public involvement activities during preparation of
the EIS. ENSR will develop presentation components and/or conduct public meetings, workshops, newsletters, small
group presentations, management briefings, news releases, mailings, radio/TV announcements, brochures, booklets,
and pamphlets, PowerPoint presentations, and informal contacts. Certain products may be required to be website
compatible.

9.3      Geographic Information System

All GIS datasets developed by ENSR will meet the agreed upon accuracy standards for the respective dataset as
outlined in the standard for that dataset and will be provided electronically to the BLM. The BLM GIS runs on IBM
RISC Systems 6000 in a UNIX base environment. LCFO software for GIS data is ARC-INFO version 7.2.1 and
Arc-View 3.2 and ArcGIS 8.1. Remote sensing capabilities are run using IMAGINE version 8.0.2.




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All geospatial deliverables shall comply with the agreed upon geographic information standards, particularly those
determined by the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) as supporting the National Spatial Data Infrastructure
(NSDI). ENSR will provide complete geospatial data to include a spatial component, attribute information, and
metadata for new datasets developed by ENSR. All GIS data developed by ENSR will be delivered in digital format
compatible with the software cited above. Any remote sensing data developed or acquired for this project will be
delivered in an ERDAS IMAGINE Version 8.3 or later format.

The data will be in compliance with applicable FGDC content standards. Accuracy statements reported by ENSR will
be completely and thoroughly substantiated by Metadata, unless Metadata does not exist for the dataset, which may
occur for datasets that are several years old. The National Standard for Spatial Data Accuracy provides guidelines in
Section 3.2.3, Accuracy Reporting, for reporting positional accuracy in Metadata. ENSR will ensure that the metadata
are compliant with the Federal Geographic Data Committee Standard Content Standard for Digital Geospatial
Metadata, FGDC-STD-001 –1998.

Metadata received from the ENSR will be delivered in the same delivered package as the geospatial data. Spatial data
and metadata received from ENSR will, at the BLM's discretion, be subject to inspection prior to acceptance. Metadata
received from ENSR must be capable of being imported and processed by the metadata-parser (mp) software. The
BLM will notify ENSR of any rejected metadata within 30 days of receipt of the metadata from ENSR. Any metadata
rejected by the BLM will be returned to ENSR for correction and returned to the BLM within 60 days from the
rejection notification date.

         9.3.1        Geospatial Database Development Guidelines

The development of the geospatial database for this EIS effort will be accomplished within the context of existing
BLM data management strategies. Database development will incorporate goals, objectives, mandatory policies, and
procedures identified in national federal governmental guidance and instructions regarding the use, development and
sharing of geospatial data and its management.

The following guidelines will be adhered to as data are developed for this EIS effort:

1.   Existing data will be used where possible and new data will be collected only where absolutely necessary. All new
     data will be collected to established data standards. Existing data will be converted to accepted and established
     data standards.

2. The development of redundant data will be avoided by extensive coordination with our data partners. Data from
    existing sources will be used when possible.

3.   Data for this EIS effort will be integrated into seamless corporate datasets.

4.   The data standards strategy used will be the following:

          Established national data standards will be used when available.
          Data standards from other agencies will be adopted when appropriate.
          Data standards will be jointly developed and documented with data partners as appropriate.

5.   All geospatial data used in this planning effort will be documented with Federal Geographic Data Committee
     (FGDC) compliant metadata.

6.   Data sharing with the public will be accomplished through the use of BLM GIS data servers and interactive GIS
     Map Servers connected through the Internet. The national BLM website design guidelines and deployment
     strategy will be followed.




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Existing GIS-related agreements/partnerships will be used to supplement BLM resources for the data development and
data integration efforts. Partners who are familiar with these datasets and who have a proven track record will be used.




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                                                            APPENDIX A

                                             OUTLINE OF EIS DOCUMENT
TITLE PAGE                                                                           3.5.1 Water Resources, Wetlands, and Floodplains
                                                                                     3.5.2 Water Quality
DEAR READER LETTER                                                             3.6 Vegetation
                                                                                     3.6.1 Vegetation Communities
COVER SHEET                                                                          3.6.2 Noxious Weeds
                                                                                     3.6.3 Woodland Products
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                    3.6.4 Special Status Species
    List of Figures and Maps                                                   3.7 Fish Resources
    List of Tables                                                                   3.7.1 Fish Species and Populations
                                                                                     3.7.2 Fish Habitat
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY                                                                    3.7.3 Special Status Species
    Purpose and Need for Action                                                3.8 Wildlife Resources
    Alternatives Including Proposed Action                                           3.8.1 Wildlife Species and Populations
    Affected Environment                                                             3.8.2 Wildlife Habitat
    Environmental Consequences of Preferred Alternative                              3.8.3 Special Status Species
    Issues of Uncertainty                                                      3.9 Livestock
                                                                               3.10 Wild Horses and Burros
1.0   PURPOSE AND NEED FOR ACTION                                              3.11 Scenic Resources
                                                                               3.12 Wilderness and Special Areas
      1.1   Introduction and Background
             1.1.1 Integrated Pest Management                                  Built Environment
             1.1.2 Historic Treatments and Acreages                            3.13 Cultural Resources
      1.2   Proposed Action                                                           3.13.1Archaeological Resources
      1.3   Purpose and Need for Proposed Action                                      3.13.2Historic Resources
      1.4   Scope of Analysis and Decisions to be Made                                3.13.3Native Peoples Resources
             1.4.1 Decisions to Be Made and Implementation                     3.14 Recreation
             1.4.2 Requirements for Further Analysis                           3.15 Social and Economic Values
      1.5   Other Documents that Influence Scope of EIS                               3.15.1Social/Demographic Environment
      1.6   Relationship to Statutes, Regulations, or Policies                        3.15.2Economic Environment
      1.7   Consistency with Federal, State, and Other Plans                   3.16 Human Health and Safety
             1.7.1 Vegetation Management Process                                      3.16.1Background Health Risks
      1.8   Public Involvement, Scoping, and Significant Issues                       3.16.2Risks from Diseases
      1.9   Organization of the EIS                                                   3.16.3Risks from Injuries
                                                                                      3.16.4Risks from Cancer
2.0    ALTERNATIVES INCLUDING THE PROPOSED
      ACTION                                                             4.0   ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES

      2.1   Introduction                                                       Natural Environment
      2.2   Description of Treatment Programs and Methods                      4.1 Introduction
      2.3   Formulation of the Alternatives                                          4.1.1 Introduction
      2.4   Description of Action Alternatives                                       4.1.2 Assumptions for Analysis
             2.4.1 No Action Alternative – Alternative A                             4.1.3 Definitions and Significance Criteria
                    2.4.1.1    Treatment Types and Acreages                    4.2 Climate
                    2.4.1.2    Program Costs                                         4.2.1 Impacts by Treatment Method
             2.4.2 No Action Alternative – Alternative A                             4.2.2 Impacts by Alternative
             2.4.3 Proposed Action – Alternative B                                          4.2.2.1     Impacts Common to All
             2.4.4 Alternative C                                                                        Alternatives
             2.4.5 Alternative D                                                            4.2.2.2     Impacts from Alternative A
      2.5   Alternatives Considered But Eliminated from Analysis                            4.2.2.3     Impacts from Alternative B
      2.6   Mitigation and Monitoring                                                       4.2.2.4     Impacts from Alternative C
      2.7   Summary of Impacts for the Alternatives                                         4.2.2.5     Impacts from Alternative D
      2.8   Agency Preferred Alternative                                             4.2.3 Cumulative Impacts
                                                                               4.3 Air Quality
3.0   AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT                                                           4.3.1 Impacts by Treatment Method
                                                                                            4.3.1.1     Effects of Burning and Herbicides
      Natural Environment                                                                               on Air Quality
      3.1 Climate                                                                           4.3.1.2     Effects of Burning On Class I
      3.2 Air Quality                                                                                   Areas
      3.3 Topography, Geology, and Minerals                                                 4.3.1.3     Effects of Burning on
      3.4 Soil                                                                                          Nonattainment Areas
      3.5 Water

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               4.3.2 Impacts by Alternative                                   APPENDICES
               4.3.3 Cumulative Impacts
        4.4 Topography, Geology, and Minerals
                                                                              A.   Federal Noxious Weed Control Laws
        4.5 Soils                                                             B.   Plant Species Approved for Treatment
        4.6 Water                                                             C.   Fire Ecology of Western Plant Species
               4.6.1 Water Resources, Wetlands, and Floodplains               D.   Nonchemical Vegetation Treatment Methods
               4.6.2 Water Quality                                            E.   Status of Biocontrol Agents
        4.7 Vegetation                                                        F.   BLM Reference Manuals
               4.7.1 Impacts by Treatment Method                              G.   Consultation Agreements
                       4.7.1.1    Vegetation Susceptibility to                H.   Scoping Summary
                                  Herbicides                                  I.   Native American Resource Use
                       4.7.1.2    Toxicity of Herbicides to Nontarget         J.   Air Modeling
                                  Species                                     K.   Scientific Names of Plants and Animals Referenced in EIS
               4.7.2 Impacts by Alternative                                   L.   Nontarget Species Hazard Analysis
               4.7.3 Cumulative Impacts                                       M.   Special Status Species List
        4.8 Fish Resources                                                    N.   Biological Assessment
               4.8.1 Impacts by Treatment Method                              O.   Human Health Risk Assessment
                       4.8.1.1    Toxicity of Herbicides to Nontarget         P.   Risks From Prescribed Burning
                                  Species                                     Q.   Material Safety Data Sheets
               4.8.2 Impacts by Alternative                                   R.   Distribution List of Draft EIS
               4.8.3 Cumulative Impacts                                       S.   List of Commentators
        4.9 Wildlife Resources
               4.9.1 Impacts by Treatment Method
                       4.9.1.1    Toxicity of Herbicides to Nontarget
                                  Species
               4.9.2 Impacts by Alternative
               4.9.3 Cumulative Impacts
        4.10 Special Status Species
        4.11 Livestock
        4.12 Wild Horses and Burros
        4.13 Scenic Resources
        4.14 Wilderness and Special Areas
        Built Environment
        4.15 Cultural Resources
        4.16 Recreation
        4.17 Social and Economic Values
               4.17.1Social Resources
               4.17.2Environmental Justice
        4.18 Human Health and Safety
               4.18.1Protection of Children from Environmental
                         Risks
        4.19 Cumulative Effects Summary
        4.20 Unavoidable Adverse Effects Summary
        4.21 Energy Requirements
Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources

       4.22 Short-Term Uses Versus Long-Term Productivity

5.0   CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION
         5.1 Introduction
         5.2 Summary of Public and Agency Participation
            5.2.1 Public Participation
            5.2.2 Native American Consultation
            5.2.3 Section 106 of NHPA Consultation
            5.2.4 Section 7 of ESA Consultation
         5.3 Summary of Comments on DEIS
         5.4 Specific Comments and Responses

6.0   LIST OF PREPARERS AND REVIEWERS OF EIS

7.0   GLOSSARY, ACRONYMS, AND ABBREVIATIONS

8.0   REFERENCES

9.0   INDEX



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                                                   APPENDIX B

                                  PUBLIC PARTICIPATION SCHEDULE

1.0      Introduction

A Conservation and Restoration of Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS is being prepared for the
conservation and restoration of vegetation, watershed, and wildlife habitat using a variety of treatment methods on
public lands administered by the BLM in the western United States and Alaska. The purpose of this Public
Participation Plan is to identify communication strategies, agencies and stakeholders, and to describe how public
scoping and review comments will be captured and managed.

A schedule of public participation tasks and/or milestones is included as Table B-1. The dates in the schedule are
based on a contract award date of October 1, 2001, and the deliverable due dates and EIS schedule shown in Appendix
C. The extent of public participation and integration among the BLM, ENSR, and the public will be determined in part
by budgets identified in the ENSR cost proposal and funding provided by the BLM.

2.0      Required Public Meetings

There are two specific times during the EIS process when public participation is not only legally required under the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), but also is critical to the successful outcome of the project and ultimately
its Record of Decision (ROD). These two times are the public scoping period, which occurs before preparation of the
draft EIS, and the public review period, which is conducted following the publication of the draft EIS in order to
receive public input prior to the finalization of the EIS.

      2.1 Scoping Meetings

The scoping process is initiated by the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register and in local newspapers.
The scoping process includes holding at least one public meeting per effected area and requesting written and/or oral
comments on what issues and environmental concerns the EIS should address.

The geographical areas effected by this EIS include all surface estate public lands administered by BLM in the western
United States and Alaska. These public lands are administered by 10 BLM field offices which include: Alaska,
Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana/Dakotas, New Mexico/Oklahoma/Texas/Nebraska, Nevada, Oregon/Washington,
Utah, and Wyoming.

There will be approximately 18 open house scoping meetings conducted within 90 days from the date of publication of
the BLM Federal Register Notice of Intent. Table B-2 includes a list of the scoping meeting locations. The scoping
meetings will be conducted in an open-house style and will be led by the ENSR Project Manager, with support from
the BLM Team. Informational displays will be provided at the meeting, and handouts describing the project, NEPA
process, and issues/alternatives will be given to the public. In addition, cards will be provided that the public can mail
back to ENSR if they would like their name placed on the mailing list. Public comment will be transcribed for the
record. Comments will be considered while developing the draft EIS.

      2.2 Draft EIS Meetings

The draft EIS meetings are conducted during the public review period on the draft EIS to solicit comments from the
public for consideration when completing the final EIS. These public meetings, often called public hearings, are
conducted in a formal style. These meetings will not only include display boards and other information sources in the
style of an open-house meeting, but will also include formal presentation about the proposed alternatives and how the
preferred alternative was selected. Members of the public will be encouraged to provide either written or oral
comments on the draft EIS.

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Unless there is a conflict, scoping meetings and draft EIS meetings will be held in the same meeting locations.

3.0      Other Communication Strategies

The communication strategies listed below are recommended during both public participation periods. Because this is
a programmatic EIS and involves several geographical, cultural, and social regions of the western United States, the
BLM Public Relations Office in Washington, D.C., and local BLM field offices should be consulted to determine the
best strategies to be used nationally and in the various regions.

      3.1 Internet

Where practical, the EIS, documents prepared in support of the EIS (e.g., scoping summary), resource reports, and
communications with the public (e.g., fact sheets, newsletters, brochures, meeting locations, etc.) will be provided as
PDF files or in another suitable format to the BLM website operator for inclusion on the BLM website. In addition,
ENSR will work with the BLM to develop an interactive site, where the public can post comments during scoping or
during the Draft EIS comment period.

      3.2 Public Information Meetings

In addition to the meetings described above, public information meetings may be used to provide more information to
the public. These meetings can be conducted in an open-house style format, similar to scoping meetings. The purpose
of these public information meetings is to provide information to the public; therefore, a forum to receive oral public
comment (i.e., a transcriber) would not be available in this type of meeting.

      3.3 Workshops

Workshops are a forum for individuals knowledgeable about the project to interact with interested stakeholders in a
personal environment.

      3.4 Small Group Presentations

Small group presentations provide an opportunity for BLM to address specific target groups with information about the
project. These presentations may be similar to those described earlier in terms of information provided, and would offer
a forum for questions and answers. However, this communication strategy would not provide a forum for receiving
public comments. Small group presentations would serve to augment the information dissemination process.

      3.5 Management Briefings

Management briefings may be used to target the management staff of interested agencies and local and state
governments. The BLM would provide management briefings to those who are unable to attend the meetings
described above, but, who need to be aware of the project and any local or specific issues that the EIS may generate.

      3.6 Field Trips

Field trips are a method to provide interested stakeholders with an opportunity to see specific portions of the project
under consideration. This strategy would be organized at a local level, if necessary.

      3.7 News Releases

News releases are an important way to provide the media with accurate information about the EIS process and specific
information about local areas and how they might be affected. News releases would be provided by BLM headquarters
either directly to the media, or to the local BLM office which would then provide the information to the local media.


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ENSR will work closely with the BLM in preparing news releases and will provide project updates to BLM
headquarters on a quarterly basis and at project milestones.

     3.8 Mailings

Mailings is a somewhat general term used to encompass any information or public meeting announcement that is sent
to interested stakeholders. This strategy, and the form of mailing that is used, can be determined at a local level. For
example, it may be appropriate to send out a reminder postcard announcing the scoping and/or draft EIS public meeting
to interested stakeholders in an area that receives weekly instead of daily newspapers. Newsletters, brochures,
booklets, and pamphlets may also be sent to interested stakeholders if appropriate.

A mailing list will be established as part of the public participation task . The list may also be used to provide copies of
the draft and final EIS documents to interested stakeholders. Mailings for the project will originate out of either BLM
field offices or ENSR offices.

     3.9 Newsletters

Newsletters can be a useful communication strategy for providing interested stakeholders with information about the
project prior to scoping and/or draft EIS public meetings. Newsletters can also provide the public with information on
how to submit comments for EIS scoping on the draft EIS. Newsletters may be sent to interested stakeholders included
on the project mailing list, and/or can be made available as a handout at public information meetings, workshops,
management briefings, and scoping and draft EIS public meetings. Information contained in newsletters will also be
posted on the BLM website.

Newsletters should be written in non-technical language, and effort should be made to ensure that they will be easily
understood by the lay person. Graphics should be used to explain and illustrate information as much as possible.

     3.10 Newspaper Notices

NEPA requires that scoping and draft EIS public meetings are announced in the most appropriate newspaper in the
project area. For this EIS project, input from local BLM field offices will be necessary.

A public notice in the format of a display advertisement located in a widely read section of the newspaper is
recommended. In order to catch the reader's eye, use of interesting graphics should be used when developing the
notice. Publishing the notice once prior to the meetings is the legal requirement; however, it is recommended that the
notice be published several times prior to the meeting. In addition to publishing a notice, many newspapers publish a
community datebook or calendar, which lists local meetings and events. There is typically no cost associated with
publishing this type of information.

      3.11 Brochures/Booklets/Pamphlets

In addition to newsletters, written material such as brochures, booklets, and/or pamphlets may be appropriate to provide
information to interested stakeholders. These materials can contain similar information as newsletters; but can be
designed to contain either less or more details about a specific topic. These materials can be sent to interested
stakeholders and/or be available as handouts at public information meetings, workshops, management briefings, and
scoping and draft EIS public meetings.

      3.12 Other Informal Contacts

Public participation communication strategies should not be limited to those methods listed above. Local BLM field
offices may know of other strategies that will work effectively for interested stakeholders in their respective areas.
Other informal methods of providing information about scoping and/or draft EIS meetings to the public can include:



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     directly calling interested stakeholders;
     arranging for project information to be published in local organization's newsletters;
     addressing local groups, such as rotary clubs, cattlemen's associations, or chamber of commerce groups;
     posting flyers or posters on community bulletin boards (grocery stores, post office, etc.); and
     making radio public service announcements.

4.0       Identification of Interested Agencies and Stakeholders

Major groups of stakeholders are listed below. As this is a National effort, specific groups are too numerous to list, and
therefore not identified. Additional stakeholders will be identified throughout the EIS scoping and draft EIS process.
A mailing list identifying key people in these organizations, agencies, and interest groups will be compiled by the BLM
national and field offices, with the assistance of ENSR. In addition, additional stakeholders will be identified based on
postings on the BLM website. ENSR and/or the BLM will be responsible for handling all mailings, and notifications of
public meetings, input deadlines, and other tasks associated with the public participation process. Key stakeholders
include the following:

          Tribal Governemnets
          Interested publics
          Special Interest Groups
          Non Governmental Organizations
          National, state, and local agencies
          County Weed Districts
          State, county, and municipal elected officials
          Resource Advisory Councils
          Western Governors Association
          National Association of Counties
          Interested businesses and consultants
          Chemical manufacturers
          Native American Tribal Governments
          Adjacent private landowners

5.0       Comment Receipt and Management

Comments will be sent to the BLM Project Team Leader or may be submitted to the BLM website. Copies of all
comments will be provided to ENSR, who will note the date of receipt of each comment and give each comment letter
a unique identification number. Subsequently, substantive comments within each letter will be individually identified
and numbered, and this numbering scheme will be used to related comment responses to the corresponding letter. A
minimum of two sets of comment letters/responses will be maintained by ENSR, with one set kept at the ENSR office
in Redmond, Washington, and a second set at the ENSR office in Anchorage, Alaska.




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                                                          TABLE B-1

                                           Public Relations Activities and Schedule

   NEPA                                                        METHOD/
  PROCESS                   PURPOSE                           ACTIVITY                 DATES           RESPONSIBILITY
 Issue            Announce upcoming scoping           Notice of Intent in Federal     10/12/01      Core Team, ENSR
 Identification   meetings. Request written           Register.
                  comments on issues/scope of
                  EIS.                                90-day comment period.
                  Develop mailing list.               Newsletter to names on NCA      11/01/01      Core Team, ENSR
                                                      Plan mailing list.
                                                      Press release to media          10/12/01      Washington D.C. Office
                                                                                                    External Affairs
                  Explain EIS process to public.      Public meetings in selected     11/12/01      Team Lead, Co-Team Lead,
                  Solicit issues and concerns.        cities                          to 1/11/02    and ENSR
                  Identify scope of EIS.              Meet with interested groups
                  Explain EIS to local and state      and organizations.
                  government officials. Identify      Meet with local governments
                  agency issues and concerns.         and other agencies.
                  Review input from groups            90-day public comment           10/12/01 to   Core Team, ID Team, and
                  showing interest in EIS.            period.                         1/11/02       ENSR
                  Respond back to the public on       News article, newsletter.       3/1/02        Core Team, Washington
                  issues to be addressed initially.                                                 D.C. Office External Affairs,
                  Collect additional data where                                                     and ENSR
                  needed.
 Alternative      Describe alternatives that have     Newsletter to public, EIS       3/1/02        Core and ID Team, Public
 Formulation      been developed. Make sure           mailing list.                                 Affairs, and ENSR
                  issues are addressed. Assure        30-day comment period.
                  focus of EIS.
                  Request comments on
                  alternatives.
                  Obtain comments on content.         Written, verbal responses,      4/1/02        ENSR
                                                      public comment period.
                  Inform local, state, and federal    Meetings and letters.           4/8/02        Core Team, Washington
                  agencies, interest groups key                                                     D.C. Office External Affairs
                  people of alternatives.
 Draft EIS        Request comment on Draft EIS.       Draft EIS mailed. 90-day        8/26/02 to    ENSR
                  Announce upcoming public            comment period.                 11/25/02
                  meetings.                           Press release to local and                    Team Lead, Washington
                                                      regional media.                               D.C. Office External Affairs,
                                                      EPA Notice of Availability,                   ENSR, and Co-Team Lead
                                                      Agency Notice of
                                                      Availability in Federal
                                                      Register .
                  Describe Draft EIS and solicit      Public hearings – selected      9/16/02 to    Team Lead, Co-Team Lead,
                  comments on it.                     cities.                         11/1/02       and ENSR
                  Inform key individuals,             Meetings with groups, key       9/16/02 to    Team Lead, Washington
                  agencies, state governments.        people, state governments.      11/1/02       D.C. Office External Affairs,
                                                                                                    SD/ID Team, and ENSR
                  Obtain comments on Draft            Written and verbal responses.   8/26/02 to    ENSR
                  Plan/EIS.                           90-day comment period.          11/25/02




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   NEPA                                                      METHOD/
  PROCESS                   PURPOSE                          ACTIVITY                 DATES         RESPONSIBILITY
 Final EIS        Give public opportunity to        Publish Final EIS and mail to    4/7/03 to   Contractor, Printer, Core
                  review proposed action and        public for 30-day public         5/7/03      Team
                  appeal decisions if adversely     comment period.
                  affected.                         Press release to local and                   Team Lead, Washington
                                                    regional media.                              D.C. Office External Affairs

                                                    EPA Notice of Availability,                  Co-Team Lead
                                                    Agency          Notice      of
                                                    Availability      in   Federal
                                                    Register.
 Record of        Notify public of final decision   News article, newsletter,        7/18/03     Team Lead, Washington
 Decision         and selected alternative.         transmittal letters.                         D.C. Office External Affairs
                                                    Federal Register Notice of                   State Director/State
                                                    Availability.                                External Affairs
                  Distribute Record of Decision.    Mail Record of Decision to       7/18/03     State Director/External
                                                    state mailing list.                          Affairs




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                              B-6                                                July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                              BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                         TABLE B-2

                                               Scoping Meeting Locations

             State                Hosting State/Field Office       Scoping Location           Point of Contact
     Alaska
     Arizona
     California               Alturas Field Office                Alturas             Jennifer Purvine
                                                                                      Wildlife Biologist
                                                                                      (530) 233-7932

                              Bakersfield Field Office            Bakersfield         Steve Larson
                                                                                      Assistant Field Manager
                                                                                      (661) 391-6099
     Colorado
     Idaho
     Montana
     Nevada
     New Mexico
     North Dakota
     Oklahoma
     Oregon
     South Dakota
     Utah
     Washington
     Wyoming                  Rock Springs Field Office           Rock Springs        Lance Porter
                                                                                      Rangeland Management
                                                                                      Specialist
                                                                                      (307) 352-0252

                              Worland Field Office                Worland             Janine Terry
                                                                                      Public Affairs Specialist
                                                                                      (307) 347-5194




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                             B-7                                          July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                       BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                    APPENDIX C

                                                    EIS SCHEDULE

                                          Start      End                                                   Start      End
                  Task                    Date       Date                         Task                     Date       Date

Contract Award                                       10/1/01      Fuels Management Meeting                            1/18/02
Kickoff Meeting                                      10/3/01      Develop Smoke Modeling Parameters        11/2/01   12/14/01
                                                                    with BLM
Prepare Project Management Plan           10/1/01   10/19/01
Submit Draft Project Management Plan                10/19/01      Prepare Smoke Modeling Modeling         11/30/01   12/14/01
BLM Review Project Management Plan       10/19/01    11/2/01         Plan
Submit Final Project Management Plan                11/16/01      Submit Draft Smoke Modeling Plan                   11/30/01
Prepare Key Date Schedule                 10/1/01   10/19/01      BLM Review Draft Smoke Modeling         11/30/01   12/14/01
Submit Draft Key Date Schedule                      10/19/01         Plan
BLM Review Key Date Schedule             10/19/01    11/2/01      Prepare Final Smoke Modeling Plan                  12/21/01
Submit Final Key Date Schedule                      11/16/01      Conduct Air Quality Modeling              1/2/02    3/15/02
Review Existing Data                      10/1/01   10/19/01      Submit Air Modeling Report                          3/15/02
Submit Draft Data Needs Table                       10/19/01      BLM Review Air Modeling Report           3/15/02    3/29/02
BLM Review Data Needs Table              10/19/01    11/2/01      Air Quality Meeting                                  4/2/02
Submit Final Data Needs Table                       11/16/01      Prepare Draft Biological Assessment     11/17/01     4/5/02
Review Existing EISs                      10/1/01   10/19/01      Submit Preliminary Draft BA                          4/5/02
Submit Draft EIS Outline                            10/19/01      BLM Review of Draft BA                    4/5/02    4/19/02
BLM Review Draft EIS Outline             10/19/01    11/2/01      Obtain List of Herbicides from                     12/15/01
Submit Final EIS Outline                            11/16/01         Manufacturers
Prepare Public Participation Plan         10/1/01   10/19/01      Identify Herbicides for Risk Analysis              12/22/01
Submit Draft Public Participation Plan              10/19/01      Conduct Human Health Risk               12/22/01    4/26/02
BLM Review Draft Public Participation    10/19/01   10/26/01         Assessment
   Plan                                                           Submit Draft Risk Assessment Report                 4/26/02
Submit Final Public Participation Plan               11/2/01      BLM Review of Draft Risk Assessment      4/26/02    5/10/02
                                                                     Report
ID Team Meeting                          10/24/01   10/25/01      Risk Assessment Report Meeting                      5/15/02
Initiate Scoping Federal Register NOI    10/12/01    1/12/02      Submit Final Risk Assessment Report                 5/31/01
Pre-Scoping Meeting                                  11/6/01      Develop Process to Assess New           11/30/01     3/1/02
Conduct Public Scoping Meetings          11/12/01    1/11/02         Chemicals
Post Scoping Meeting                                 1/18/02      Collect Socioeconomic and Economic      10/26/01   12/29/01
Prepare Scoping Report                   12/31/01     2/8/02         Justice Data
Submit Draft Scoping Report                           2/8/02      Review Native American Resource         10/26/01    1/25/02
BLM Review of Scoping Report               2/8/02    2/22/02         Needs
Submit Final Scoping Report                           3/1/02      Prepare Native American Resource                    1/25/02
                                                                     Needs Report
Initiate Section 7 Consultation                     10/30/01      BLM Review Native American Needs         1/25/02     2/8/02
Develop Consultation Strategies          10/30/01   12/21/01         Report
Consult with USFWS, NMFS, tribes         10/30/01   12/21/01
Submit Draft Consultation Strategy                  12/21/01      Analyze Project Environmental           11/17/01    5/10/02
BLM Review of Consultation Strategy      12/21/01    1/11/02         Consequences
Submit Final Consultation Strategy                   1/18/02      Environmental Consequences Meeting                  3/26/02
                                                                  Prepare Preliminary Draft EIS            3/26/02    5/31/02
Develop Introduction and Purpose and     10/26/01    2/15/01      Submit PDEIS                                         6/7/02
   Need                                                           BLM Review of PDEIS                       6/7/02     7/8/02
BLM Provide Treatments Projections                  10/26/01      PDEIS ID Team Review Meeting                        7/11/02
Develop Treatments Assessment            10/26/01   11/17/01      Prepare Draft EIS                         7/8/02     8/7/02
Develop Project Alternatives             10/26/01     2/1/01      Submit DEIS                                         8/14/02
Alternative Formulation Meeting                      1/18/02      BLM DEIS Acceptance Meeting                         8/19/02
Describe Affected Environment            10/26/01    2/15/02      Publish and Distribute DEIS              8/19/02    8/23/02
Affected Environment Meeting                         1/18/02      Issue DEIS Federal Register NOA                     8/26/02

BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                             C-1                                              July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                           BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                         Start      End
                 Task                    Date       Date

Submit Supporting Record                            8/23/02
  Documentation

Public Comment Period                    8/26/02   11/25/02
Pre-Public Meeting on DEIS                           9/5/02
Conduct Public Meetings on DEIS          9/16/02    11/1/02
Review Public Comments                  10/21/02   12/13/02

Post-Public Meeting on DEIS                         12/3/02
Initial Combined IDT Comment                        12/3/02
   Analysis
Prepare Draft Public Comment Report     10/21/02   12/13/02
Submit Draft Public Comment Report                 12/13/02
BLM Review of Draft Public Comment      12/13/02   12/27/02
   Report
Final Combined IDT Comment                         12/13/01
   Analysis

Document Changes from DEIS to FEIS      11/11/02   12/13/02
Meeting on Changes from DEIS to FEIS               12/20/02
Prepare Preliminary FEIS                11/18/02    1/24/03
Submit PFEIS                                        1/28/03
BLM Review of PFEIS                      1/28/03    2/28/03
PFEIS Combined IDT Review Meeting                    3/6/03
BLM Acceptance of FEIS Meeting                      3/27/03
Publish and Distribute FEIS              3/28/01     4/4/03
Issue FEIS Federal Register NOA                      4/7/03
Public Review Period                      4/7/03     5/7/03

Prepare Records of Decisions              4/7/03     5/7/03
ROD Review Meeting                                  4/10/03
Submit Draft RODs to BLM                             5/7/03
BLM Review of Draft RODs                  5/7/03    5/16/03
Preliminary ROD Review Meeting                      5/19/03
BLM Acceptance of ROD Meeting                       5/27/03
Submit Final RODs                                    6/6/03
State Directors Sign RODs                           6/13/03
BLM Director Signs RODs                             6/20/03
Assistant Secretary Signs Concurrence                7/7/03
Print and Distribute RODs                 7/8/03    7/15/03
Issue RODs Federal Register NOA                     7/18/03
Implement RODs                                      7/18/03




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                            C-2            July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                        BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                APPENDIX D

  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT AND ENSR PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM
                    KEY PERSONNEL DIRECTORY


                                  Bureau of Land Management Key Personnel

                                       Project Role/Area of          Address, Phone Number, and
               Name                         Expertise                      Email Address
                                              Management Team
 Henri Bisson
 Assistant Director
 Timothy Reuwsaat
 Rangeland Resources Group
 Manager
                                                  Core Team
 Gina Ramos                        Team Lead;                 Rangeland Resources Group (WO 220)
 Senior Weeds Specialist           Noxious Weeds; Invasive    1620 L Street NW Suite 314
                                   Species                    Washington DC 20240

                                                              Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                              1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                              DC 20240

                                                              Office: (202) 452-5084
                                                              Fax: (202) 653-5279
                                                              Cell: (703) 231-5220
                                                              Gina_Ramos@blm.gov
 Brian Amme                        Acting Project Manager     Nevada State Office
 Planning and Environmental                                   (NV 930)
 Coordinator                                                  1640 Financial Blvd.
                                                              P.O. Box 12000
                                                              Reno, NV 89520-0006

                                                              Office: (775) 861-6645
                                                              Fax: (775) 861-6712
                                                              Brian_Amme@blm.gov
 Carl Gossard                      Air Quality, Smoke         BLM FA-630
 Natural Resource Specialist       Management                 3833 S. Development Ave.
                                                              Boise, ID 83705

                                                              Office: (208) 387-5419
                                                              Cell: (208) 863-8367
                                                              Carl_Gossard@blm.gov




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-1                                       July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of               Address, Phone Number, and
            Name                            Expertise                            Email Address
 Carol MacDonald, Planning        National Environmental Policy   Planning and Community Support Group (WO
 and Environmental Analyst        Act                             210)
                                                                  1620 L Street NW. Rm. 1075
                                                                  Washington DC 20240

                                                                  Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                                  1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                                  DC 20240

                                                                  Office: (202) 452-5111
                                                                  Carol_MacDonald@blm.gov
 Carol Spurrier                   Threatened, Endangered and      WO 230
 Botanist                         Sensitive Plant Species
                                                                  (202) 452-7736
 Donald Foote                     Contracting Officer             Bureau of Land Management
 Contract Officer                                                 National Business Center
                                                                  Denver Federal Center, Bldg 50
                                                                  Denver, CO 80225-0047

                                                                  Office: (303) 236-3534
                                                                  Donald_Foote@blm.gov
 Celia Boddington                 Washington Office Public        WO-610
 Public Affairs                   Affairs                         (202) 452-5128

                                     Interdisciplinary and Support Team
 Peter Teensma                    Hazardous Fuels                 Bureau of Land Management
 Fire Ecologist/Air Quality                                       Rangelands, Soil, Water, Air & Riparian
 Specialist                                                       Group (WO-220)
                                                                  1620 L Street NW
                                                                  Washington, DC 20036-5605

                                                                  Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                                  1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                                  DC 20240

                                                                  Office: (202)452-5053
                                                                  Cell: (202)320-2457
                                                                  Peter_Teensma@blm.gov
 Scott Archer                     Air Quality                     NSTC-ST-133
                                                                  Denver Federal Center. Bldg. 50
                                                                  P.O. Box 25047
                                                                  Lakewood, CO 80225-0047

                                                                  Office: (303) 236-6400
                                                                  Fax: (303) 236-3508
                                                                  scott_archer@blm.gov


BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-2                                          July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                   BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of           Address, Phone Number, and
             Name                           Expertise                      Email Address
 Carl Gossard                     Air Quality, Smoke         BLM FA-630
 Natural Resource Specialist      Management                 3833 S. Development Ave.
                                                             Boise, ID 83705

                                                             Office: (208) 387-5419
                                                             Cell: (208) 863-8367
                                                             Carl_Gossard@blm.gov
 Bill Carey                       Water Quality/Chemistry    NSTC-ST-133
 Hydrologist                                                 DFC Box 25047
                                                             Denver Federal Center. Bldg. 50
                                                             Lakewood, CO 80225-0047

                                                             Office: (303) 236-0103
                                                             Fax: (303) 236-3508
                                                             bill_carey@blm.gov
 Kristin Bail                     Surface Water              Oregon State Office
 Hydrologist                                                 P.O. Box 550
                                                             3050 NE 3rd Street
                                                             Portland, OR 97754

                                                             Office: (541) 416-6790;
                                                             Fax: (541) 416-6798
                                                             Kristin_M_Bail@or.blm.gov
 Paul Summers                     Ground Water               NSTC-ST-133
                                                             Denver Federal Center. Bldg. 50
                                                             Lakewood, CO 80225-0047

                                                             Office: (303) 236-0151
                                                             Paul_Summers@blm.gov
 Mike "Sherm" Karl                Terrestrial Vegetation     Washington Office BLM
 Rangeland Ecologist                                         1849 C Street NW, Mail Stop 204LS
                                                             Washington, DC 20240

                                                             Office: (202) 452-7747;
                                                             Fax: (202) 452-7709
                                                             sherm_karl@blm.gov




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                        D-3                                      July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                              BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of               Address, Phone Number, and
               Name                        Expertise                             Email Address
 Gina Ramos                       Team Lead;                      Rangeland Resources Group (WO 220)
 Senior Weeds Specialist          Noxious Weeds; Invasive         1620 L Street NW Suite 314
                                  Species                         Washington DC 20240

                                                                  Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                                  1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                                  DC 20240

                                                                  Office: (202) 452-5084
                                                                  Fax: (202) 653-5279
                                                                  Cell: (703) 231-5220
                                                                  Gina_Ramos@blm.gov
 Arnie Berglund                   Wetlands and Riparian;          Utah State Office
 Fisheries and Riparian           Fisheries Habitat               324 South State Street
 Program Lead                                                     P.O. Box 45155-0155
                                                                  Salt Lake City, Utah 84145-0155

                                                                  Office: (801) 539-4052
                                                                  Fax: (801) 539-4200
                                                                  Arn_Berglund@blm.gov
 Bruce Durtsche                   Wildlife Habitat (alternate)    Bureau of Land Management
                                                                  National Science & Technology Center, ST-
                                                                  131
                                                                  Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 50
                                                                  P.O. Box 25047
                                                                  Denver, Colorado 80225-0047

                                                                  Office: (303) 236-6310
                                                                  (303) 236-3508
                                                                  bdurtsch@blm.gov
 Bill Grossi                      Wildlife Habitat; T/E Animals   Bureau of Land Management
 Wildlife Program Leader                                          Arizona State Office
                                                                  222 N. Central Ave.
                                                                  Phoenix, AZ 85004-2203

                                                                  Office: (602) 417-9241
                                                                  Fax: (602) 417-9452
                                                                  bill_grossi@blm.gov
 Roger Rosentreter Ph.D.          T/E Plants                      Idaho State Office
 Botanist                                                         1387 S. Vinnell Way
                                                                  Boise, ID 83709

                                                                  Office: (208) 373-3824
                                                                  Fax: (208) 373-3809
                                                                  roger_rosentreter@blm.gov
 Bill Murphy                      Hazardous Materials             Oregon State Office
                                                                  (503) 952-6064

BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-4                                         July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                  BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of           Address, Phone Number, and
               Name                         Expertise                        Email Address
 Rick Tholen                      Forestry and Woodland      Fish, Wildlife and Forests Group (WO-230)
 Forest Health Program            Resources                  Idaho State Office
 Manager                                                     1387 S. Vinnell Way
                                                             Boise, Idaho 83709-1657

                                                             Office (208) 373-4049
                                                             Fax (208) 373-4050
                                                             Cell (208) 863-5234
                                                             rick_tholen@blm.gov
 Tom Enright                      Livestock Grazing          Wyoming State Office
 Rangeland Management                                        P.O. Box 1828
 Specialist                                                  Cheyenne, WY 82003

                                                             5353 Yellowstone Road
                                                             Cheyenne, WY 82009

                                                             Office: (307) 775-6329
                                                             Fax : (307) 775-6082
                                                             Tom_Enright@blm.gov
 Mark C. Hafkenschiel             Wild Horses and Burros     White River Field Office
 Rangeland Management                                        73544 Highway 64
 Specialist                                                  Meeker, Co. 81641

                                                             Office: (970) 878-3601
                                                             Fax: (970) 878-5717
                                                             mark_hafkenschiel@co.blm.gov
 Bill Ypsilantis                  Soils                      Bureau of Land Management
 Soil Scientist                                              National Science and Technology Center
                                                             P. O. Box 25047
                                                             Denver Federal Center Building 50
                                                             Denver, CO - 80225-0047

                                                             Office: (303) 236-3404
                                                             Fax: (303) 236-3508
                                                             bill_ypsilantis@blm.gov
 Alan Stanfill                    Cultural and Historic      National Science and Technology Center
 Fire Issues Cultural             Resources (TCPs, TLAs)     (WO-ST-D) Building 50
 Coordinator                                                 DFC, Denver CO 80225

                                                             Office: 303-236-1734
                                                             Fax: 303-236-3508
                                                             Alan_Stanfill@blm.gov
 Jerry Cordova                    Native American Issues     Cultural Heritage Group (WO240)
                                                             (202) 452-7756




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                       D-5                                        July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                               BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of             Address, Phone Number, and
               Name                        Expertise                           Email Address
 Dave Porter                      Wild & Scenic River;          National Landscape Conservation System
 Wilderness Specialist            Wilderness; Special Areas     (WO-172)
                                  (NLCS)                        Colorado State Office (930)
                                                                2850 Youngfield Street
                                                                Lakewood, CO 80215

                                                                Office: (303) 239-3949
                                                                Fax: (303) 239-3808
                                                                dave_porter@blm.gov
 Stewart L. Jacobson              Visual Resource Management;   BLM Utah State Office
 National Coordinator for Tread   Recreation                    324 South State Street
 Lightly & Leave No Trace                                       Salt Lake City, Utah 84111-2303

                                                                Office: (801) 539-4235
                                                                Fax: (801) 539-4200
                                                                Stewart_Jacobson@blm.gov
 John Styduhar                    Rights of Way                 Bureau of Land Management
 Realty Specialist                                              Oregon State Office
                                                                1515 S.W. 5th Ave., P.O. Box 2965
                                                                Portland, OR 97208

                                                                Office: (503) 952-6454

 Wendy Favinger                   Economic Conditions           BLM, Montana State Office
 Regional Economist                                             P O Box 36800
                                                                5001 Southgate Drive
                                                                Billings, MT 59107

                                                                Office: (406) 896-5032
                                                                Fax: (406) 896-5293
                                                                wendy_favinger@blm.gov
 Joan Trent                       Social Environment            BLM, Montana State Office
 Sociologist                                                    PO Box 36800
                                                                5001 Southgate Drive
                                                                Billings MT 59107

                                                                Office: (406) 896-5034
                                                                Fax: (406) 896-5293
                                                                jtrent@mt.blm.gov
 Hank McNeel                      Pesticide Use                 BLM, MSO-923
 Weed Scientist-Integrated Pest                                 P.O. Box 36800
 Management Specialist                                          5001 Southgate Drive
                                                                Billings, MT 59102

                                                                Office: (406) 896-5043
                                                                Fax: (406) 896-5293
                                                                hmcneel@mt.blm.gov

BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-6                                       July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of               Address, Phone Number, and
               Name                        Expertise                             Email Address
 Karl Ford                        Toxicology                      Bureau of Land Management
                                                                  National Science and Technology Center
                                                                  P. O. Box 25047
                                                                  Denver Federal Center Building 50
                                                                  Denver, CO - 80225-0047

                                                                  Karl_ford@blm.gov
 Wendy Bullock                    Spatial Data Analyst            Bureau of Land Management
                                                                  National Science and Technology Center
                                                                  P. O. Box 25047
                                                                  Denver Federal Center Building 50
                                                                  Denver, CO - 80225-0047

                                                                  Office: (303) 236-3261
                                                                  Wendy_Bullock@blm.gov
                                   Points of Contact for EIS Field Review
 Carol MacDonald, Planning        National Environmental Policy   Planning and Community Support Group (WO
 and Environmental Analyst        Act                             210)
                                                                  1620 L Street NW. Rm. 1075
                                                                  Washington DC 20240

                                                                  Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                                  1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                                  DC 20240

                                                                  Office: (202) 452-5111
                                                                  Carol_MacDonald@blm.gov
 Gina Ramos                       Team Lead;                      Rangeland Resources Group (WO 220)
 Senior Weeds Specialist          Noxious Weeds; Invasive         1620 L Street NW Suite 314
                                  Species                         Washington DC 20240

                                                                  Bureau of Land Management, WO-220
                                                                  1849 C Street NW MS:314LS Washington,
                                                                  DC 20240

                                                                  Office: (202) 452-5084
                                                                  Fax: (202) 653-5279
                                                                  Cell: (703) 231-5220
                                                                  Gina_Ramos@blm.gov
 Carol Spurrier                   Threatened, Endangered and      WO 230
 Botanist                         Sensitive Plant Species         (202) 452-7736

 John Douglas                                                     1620 L St, N.W., Rm. 204,
 Preservation Officer                                             Washington DC 20036
                                                                  Office: (202) 452-0327
                                                                  Fax: (202) 452-7701
                                                                  Jdouglas@blm.gov

BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                          D-7                                           July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                     BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                        Project Role/Area of                Address, Phone Number, and
             Name                             Expertise                           Email Address
 Carl Gossard                       Air Quality, Smoke              BLM FA-630
 Natural Resource Specialist        Management                      3833 S. Development Ave.
                                                                    Boise, ID 83705

                                                                    Office: (208) 387-5419
                                                                    Cell: (208) 863-8367
                                                                    Carl_Gossard@blm.gov
 Dan Muller                                                         ST-132
 Chief, Branch       of   Science                                   Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 50
 Applications                                                       PO Box 25047, MS: ST-132
                                                                    Denver, CO 80225-0047

                                                                    Office: (303) 236-7198
                                                                    Fax: (303) 236-3508
                                                                    Dan_Muller@blm.gov
 Donald Foote                       Contracting Officer             Bureau of Land Management
 Contract Officer                                                   National Business Center
                                                                    Denver Federal Center, Bldg 50
                                                                    Denver, CO 80225-0047

                                                                    Office: (303) 236-3534
                                                                    Donald_Foote@blm.gov
 Gene Terland                                                       AKSO
                                                                    (907) 271-3344
 Bill Grossi                        Wildlife Habitat; T/E Animals   Bureau of Land Management
 Wildlife Program Leader                                            Arizona State Office
                                                                    222 N. Central Ave.
                                                                    Phoenix, AZ 85004-2203

                                                                    Office: (602) 417-9241
                                                                    Fax: (602) 417-9452
                                                                    bill_grossi@blm.gov
 Dianna Brink                                                       CASO
                                                                    (916) 978-4645
 Chuck Romanillo                                                    COSO
 Sharon Paris                                                       BLM Idaho State Office (ID-931)
 Planning and Environmental                                         1387 South Vinnell Way
 Coordinator                                                        Boise, Idaho 83709
 Idaho State Office                                                 Office: (208) 373-4028
                                                                    Fax: (208) 373-3805
                                                                    sharon_paris@blm.gov
 John Moorhouse                                                     MT-DAK SO
                                                                    (406) 896-5068




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                           D-8                                          July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                     BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                         Project Role/Area of           Address, Phone Number, and
            Name                              Expertise                         Email Address
 Bernie Chavez                                                  New Mexico State Office
 Rangeland Management                                           1474 Rodeo Road
 Specialist                                                     Santa Fe, NM 87505
                                                                Office: (505)438-7668
                                                                Fax: (505) 438-7426
                                                                Bchavez@nm.blm.gov
 Duane Wilson                        Rangeland Management       Nevada State Office (NV 930)
 Rangeland Management                                           P.O. Box 12000
 Specialist                                                     1340 Financial Blvd.
                                                                Reno, NV 89520-0006
                                                                Office: (775) 861-6587
                                                                Fax: (775) 861-6712
                                                                dwilson@nv.blm.gov
 Larry Larsen                        Forestry                   Oregon State Office
 Forester, Silviculturist                                       P.O. Box 2965
                                                                Portland, OR

                                                                Office: (503) 952-6080
                                                                Fax: (503) 952-6021
                                                                Llarsen@or.blm.gov
 Larry Lichthardt                    Rangeland Management       Utah State Office
 Lead Rangeland         Management                              P.O. Box 45155
 Specialist                                                     Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0155

                                                                324 South State Street
                                                                Salt Lake City, UT 84111-2303

                                                                Office: (801) 539-4169
                                                                Fax: (801) 539-4200
 Ken Henke                                                      WYSO
                                                                (307) 775-6041




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-9                                          July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                   BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                        ENSR Key Project Personnel


                                       Project Role/Area of
             Name                           Expertise              Address, Phone No., and Email Address
 Stuart Paulus                    Project Manager/               ENSR International
                                  NEPA, Wildlife Ecology         9521 Willows Road NE
                                                                 Redmond, WA 98052

                                                                 Office: (425) 881-7700
                                                                 Fax: (425) 883-4473
                                                                 Cell: (425) 503-0445
                                                                 spaulus@ensr.com
 Steve Ellsworth                  Assistant Project Manager/     ENSR International
                                  NEPA, Wildlife Ecology         4600 Business Park Blvd, Suite 22
                                                                 Anchorage, AK 99503-7143

                                                                 Office: (907) 561-5700
                                                                 Fax: (907) 273-4555
                                                                 Sellsworth@ensr.com
 Al Foster                        Principal-in-Charge/           ENSR International
                                  Geologist                      9521 Willows Road NE
                                                                 Redmond, WA 98052

                                                                 Office: (425) 881-7700
                                                                 Fax: (425) 883-4473
                                                                 afoster@ensr.com
 Terry Bunker                     Contracting/                   ENSR International
                                  Accounting                     1220 Avenida Acaso
                                                                 Camarillo, CA 93012-8738

                                                                 Office: (805) 388-3775
                                                                 Fax: (805) 388-3577
                                                                 tbunker@ensr.com
 Janet Wolf                       Public Relations Specialist/   ENSR International
                                  Public Relations               4600 Business Park Blvd, Suite 22
                                                                 Anchorage, AK 99503-7143

                                                                 Office: (907) 561-5700
                                                                 Fax: (907) 273-4555
                                                                 Jwolf@ensr.com
 Robert (Bob) Paine               Air Quality Specialist/        ENSR International
                                  Air Quality                    Technology Park Drive
                                                                 Westford, MA 01886-3140

                                                                 Office: (978) 589-3000
                                                                 Fax: (978) 589-3100
                                                                 bpaine@ensr.com




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                          D-10                                        July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                   BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of
            Name                              Expertise               Address, Phone No., and Email Address
 Renee Galeano-Popp               Rangeland Fire Ecologist          ENSR International
                                  Specialist; Forest Management     1601 Prospect Parkway
                                  Specialist/                       Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    Rgaleanopopp@ensr.com
 Jim Agee                         Forestland Fire Ecologist         Department of Forestry
                                  Specialist/Forest Ecology         University of Washington
                                                                    Seattle, WA

                                                                    Office: (206) 543-2688
                                                                    Fax: (206) 543-3254
                                                                    jagee@u.washington.edu
 Merlyn Paulson                   GIS Specialist/GIS                ENSR International
                                                                    1601 Prospect Parkway
                                                                    Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    Mpaulson@ensr.com
 Reinhard Schroeder               GIS Specialist/GIS                Northwest Aerial Reconnaissance, Inc.
                                                                    29049 Faulkner Road NE
                                                                    Poulsbo, WA 98730

                                                                    Office: (360) 697-2266
                                                                    Fax: (360) 697-2262
                                                                    Nar@silverlink.net
 T. Weber Greiser                 Cultural Resource                 Historical Research Associates, Inc.
                                  Specialist/Archaeology            125 Bank Street 5th Floor
                                                                    Missoula, MT 59807-7086

                                                                    Office: (406) 721-1958
                                                                    Fax: (406) 721-1964
 Lisa Bradley                     Human Health Risk                 ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Risk Assessments       Technology Park Drive
                                                                    Westford, MA 01886-3140

                                                                    Office: (978) 589-3000
                                                                    Fax: (978) 589-3100
                                                                    lbradley@ensr.com
 Rami Naddy                       Ecological Risk Specialist/Fish   ENSR International
                                  and Wildlife Toxicology           4303 W. Laporte Avenue
                                                                    Fort Collins, CO 80521-2154

                                                                    Office: (970) 416-0916
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-8935
                                                                    Rnaddy@ensr.com




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                        D-11                                             July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                      BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                       Project Role/Area of
               Name                           Expertise               Address, Phone No., and Email Address
 Jon Alstad                       Terrestrial Vegetation            ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Vegetation and Soils   1601 Prospect Parkway
                                  and Rangelands                    Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    Jalstad@ensr.com
 Alisa Wade                       Socioeconomics, Recreation,       ENSR International
                                  and Visual Specialist/Social      1601 Prospect Parkway
                                  Resources                         Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    Awade@ensr.com
 Jean Decker                      Water Quality Specialist/Water    ENSR International
                                  Resources                         1601 Prospect Parkway
                                                                    Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    jdecker@ensr.com
 Garrett (Garry) Hollands         Riparian/Wetland                  ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Wetland Ecologist      Technology Park Drive
                                                                    Westford, MA 01886-3140

                                                                    Office: (978) 589-3000
                                                                    Fax: (978) 589-3100
                                                                    ghollands@ensr.com
 Gail Thompson                    Native American                   Historical Research Associates, Inc.
                                  Specialist/Native American        119 Pine Street Suite 207
                                  Issues and Cultural Resources     Seattle, WA 98101

                                                                    Office: (206) 343-0226
                                                                    Fax: (206) 343-0249
                                                                    thompson@hrassoc.com
 Robert (Bob) Berry               Hydrologist                       ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Geohydrologist         1601 Prospect Parkway
                                                                    Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                    Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                    Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                    Rberry@ensr.com
 Phil London                      Soil Scientist Specialist/Soil    ENSR International
                                  Scientist                         11 Phelp’s Way
                                                                    P.O. BOX 506
                                                                    Willington, CT 06279-0506

                                                                    Office: (860) 429-5323
                                                                    Plondon@ensr.com



BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                         D-12                                            July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                      BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                      Project Role/Area of
            Name                             Expertise               Address, Phone No., and Email Address
 Andrew (Drew) Ludwig             Right of Way                     ENSR International
                                  Specialist/NEPA, Rangelands,     1601 Prospect Parkway
                                  ROW Issues                       Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                   Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                   Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                   aludwig@ensr.com
 William (Bill) Gorham            Wildlife Biology Specialist/     ENSR International
                                  Wildlife Ecology                 1220 Avenida Acaso
                                                                   Camarillo, CA 93012-8738

                                                                   Office: (805) 388-3775
                                                                   Fax: (805) 388-3577
                                                                   bgorham@ensr.com
 Rollin Daggett                   Fisheries Biologist              ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Fish Biology          1601 Prospect Parkway
                                                                   Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                   Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                   Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                   Rdaggett@ensr.com
 Devan Richardson                 Wild Horse Management            ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Wild Horses and       1601 Prospect Parkway
                                  Livestock                        Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                   Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                   Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                   Drichardson@ensr.com
 William (Bill) Berg              Hazardous Materials              ENSR International
                                  Specialist/Hazardous Materials   1601 Prospect Parkway
                                                                   Fort Collins, CO 80525-9769

                                                                   Office: (970) 493-8878
                                                                   Fax: (970) 493-0213
                                                                   Wberg@ensr.com
 Judy Rothe                       Writer; Editor; Document         ENSR International
                                  Production/                      9521 Willows Road NE
                                                                   Redmond, WA 98052

                                                                   Office: (425) 881-7700
                                                                   Fax: (425) 883-4473
                                                                   jrothe@ensr.com




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                        D-13                                            July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                     BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                  APPENDIX E

  Data Contained in Previous Programmatic NEPA Analyses That May be Used to Prepare
   the Conservation and Restoration Vegetation and Habitat Treatments Programmatic EIS

                                                                                               Name/Source of
       Analysis Issues             Data Contained in EIS(s)        Type of Format for Data         Data
  Air Quality/Smoke               Federal Air Quality             Tabular format             40 CFR 50, 40 CFR
  Management                      Standards                                                  51
  Air Quality/Smoke               Class I Air sheds               Spatial format             EPA
  Management
  Air Quality/Smoke               Location of nonattainment       Spatial format             EPA
  Management                      areas in study area
  Air Quality/Smoke               Location of PSD Class 1         Tabular format             EPA
  Management                      Areas in study area
  Air Quality/Smoke               Climatic data/vegetation        Tabular and/or spatial     Dept. of Commerce
  Management                      type                            format
  Air Quality/Smoke               Average annual                  Tabular and/or spatial     NOAA
  Management                      precipitation                   format
  Air Quality/Smoke               Average emissions released
  Management                      per acre/fuel type burned
  Water Resources                 Groundwater regions in the      Spatial format             USGS
                                  study area
  Water Resources                 Categories of groundwater       Spatial format             EPA
                                  vulnerability in the study
                                  area
  Water Resources                 Miles of WSR segments           Tabular and/or spatial     BLM
  Water Resources                 Principle physical and          Tabular format             USGS
                                  hydrological characteristics
                                  of ground water regions
  Water Resources                 Common ranges in the            Tabular format             USGS
                                  hydraulic characteristics of
                                  dominant aquifers in the
                                  study area
  Water Resources                 Sec. 404 wetlands               Tabular and/or spatial     Army Corps of
                                                                                             Engineers
  Vegetation                      Acreage of BLM                  Tabular and/or spatial     BLM public land
                                  administered land and                                      statistics
                                  percentage by State
  Vegetation                      Estimated average annual        Tabular format             BLM SOs
                                  acreage treated by method
                                  by State
  Vegetation                      Estimated average annual        Tabular format             BLM SOs
                                  acreage treated by State
  Vegetation                      Typical herbicide               Tabular format             Product labels
                                  application rates by
                                  treatment area (#s A.I./acre)




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                           E-1                                         July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                    BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                                                                Name/Source of
       Analysis Issues             Data Contained in EIS(s)         Type of Format for Data          Data
  Vegetation                      Maximum herbicide                Tabular format             Product labels
                                  application rates by
                                  treatment area (#s A.I./acre)
  Vegetation                      Generalized influence of         Tabular/narrative format   BLM, existing
                                  selected brush control                                      NEPA analyses
                                  treatments on vegetation
                                  and soils
  Vegetation                      Sprouting response of brush                                 Scientific
                                  species for principle                                       publications
                                  rangeland areas in North
                                  America
  Vegetation                      General description of           Tabular/narrative format   Scientific
                                  vegetation susceptibility to                                publications
                                  herbicides
  Vegetation                      Annual prescribed burning        Tabular format             BLM, EPA
                                  pollutant emissions by
                                  alternative (tons)
  Vegetation                      Major soil types in Study        Tabular and/or spatial     BLM, NRCS
                                  Area                             format
  Vegetation                      Annual vegetation                Tabular format             BLM
                                  treatment costs by program
                                  alternative
  Herbicide Use/Human             Chemical and                     Tabular format             product labels,
  Health and Safety               environmental properties of                                 MSDS, scientific
                                  herbicides used on                                          publications
                                  rangeland
  Herbicide Use/Human             Mortality per 100,000            Tabular format             Bureau of
  Health and Safety               population and causes of                                    Commerce, Census
                                  death in States in study area
  Recreation                      Estimated recreation hours       Tabular format             RMIS
                                  on BLM-administered land
                                  within study area
  Social/Economics                Population distribution and      Tabular and/or spatial     Bureau of Census
                                  density of the states in study   format
                                  area
  Social/Economics                Employment by industry in        Tabular format             Dept. of Labor,
                                  the States within study area                                Bureau of Economic
                                                                                              Analysis




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                            E-2                                         July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                     BLM NAD010156 Phase I
                                                  APPENDIX F

                                   DATA and GIS NEEDS SUMMARY
The BLM and ENSR have identified data needed to prepare the EIS. These data needs are identified in the following
Table. However, it is highly likely that additional data needs will be identified during development of the EIS and that
this information will need to be obtained from the BLM or other government or private source.




BLM Programmatic Vegetation EIS                           F-1                                              July 20, 2011
ENSR Project No. 9090-020                                                                         BLM NAD010156 Phase I
       1                  2                  3               4           5          6              7                8                9
    Analysis           Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
     Issue            Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                         Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                          Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                          Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                Standard?

What is the          State boundaries;   Yes                                                                                   BLM
geographical         FO boundaries;
extent of the        and 4th or 5th
scope of analysis?   level HUCs

What areas will      Treatment area      Yes                                                                                   BLM
be treated for       locations and
each treatment       types of
type                 treatment

Where are the        Land ownership      Yes                                                                                   BLM
public lands
located?

How successful       Summary of past                                                                                           BLM
were past burning    burning
treatments since     activities and
1990; average        acres burned
treatment size;
and acres by state

Where are fuel       Map showing         BLM                                                                                   BLM
reductions           areas for
required?            proposed fuel
                     reductions

What are fire        Fire condition                                                                                            BLM
condition            class/risk maps
classes/risks for
study area


                                                                         F-2
      1                  2                  3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis           Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue            Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                        Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                         Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                         Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                               Standard?

What are the        Summary of                                                                                                BLM
number, size, and   wildfires on
location of         BLM lands by
wildfires on BLM    acreage by state
lands during past   by severity
several decades

What are the        Federal, state,     Yes                                                                                   BLM, state and
noxious and         and county                                                                                                local noxious
invasive species    noxious weed                                                                                              weed control
of regional         and invasive                                                                                              boards
concern             species lists;
                    tamarisk
                    distribution; and
                    cheatgrass
                    distribution (may
                    also relate to
                    hazard fuels)

What new noxious    Federal, state,     Yes                                                                                   BLM. State and
weed and invasive   and county                                                                                                local noxious
species have been   noxious weed                                                                                              weed control
identified in the   and invasive                                                                                              boards.
last ten years?     species lists




                                                                        F-3
      1                  2                  3                 4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis           Needed            Is Needed      Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue            Data Set(s)         Data Set      to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                        Available?         Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                         Yes/No/          Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                         Partially     Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                 Standard?

What are the new    Requests from       Available                                                                               BLM and
chemical            chemical            mid-                                                                                    chemical
formulations for    companies           December                                                                                manufacturers
terrestrial                             2001
noxious and
invasive species
BLM should
consider in the
analysis?

What new            List of             Partially                                                                               BLM; earlier
biocontrol agents   biocontrol agents                                                                                           EISs
are available for
treatments?

What noxious or     Federal, state,     Yes                                                                                     BLM; chemical
invasive aquatic    and county                                                                                                  manufacturers
species should be   noxious weed
considered in the   and invasive
analysis?           species lists

What chemical       Requests from       Available in                                                                            BLM and
formulations        chemical            mid-                                                                                    chemical
should be           companies           December                                                                                manufacturers
considered for                          2001
aquatic noxious
and invasive
species?




                                                                          F-4
      1                    2                  3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis             Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue              Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                          Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                           Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                           Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                 Standard?

What special         Wilderness;          Yes                                                                                   EPA
areas have           Class I airsheds
overriding           for each state
considerations for   and federal land
visibility and       management
regional haze?       jurisdiction

What are state       Nonattainment        Yes                                                                                   EPA and local
nonattainment        areas by state                                                                                             air quality
areas for each                                                                                                                  agencies
pollutant?

What are the         Measured             Partially                                                                             Federal land
existing ambient     criteria pollutant                                                                                         managers
air pollutant and    air                                                                                                        involved with
haze levels in       concentrations,                                                                                            selected Class I
Class I areas        extinction, and                                                                                            areas
within the study     visual range
area?




                                                                          F-5
      1                    2                  3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis             Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue              Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                          Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                           Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                           Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                 Standard?

What is the           Average annual      Yes                                                                                   National
climate regime        temperature and                                                                                           Weather
over the study        precipitation;                                                                                            Service
area?                 also need
                      climatic data
                      from
                      representative
                      National
                      Weather Service
                      reporting
                      stations and
                      Class I area
                      monitoring sites
                      in study area

How will air          Smoke models        Partially;                                                                            ENSR
quality be affected   (CALPUFF,           ENSR will
by these              etc.)               model
treatments?

How will these        Water quality       Partially                                                                             Literature;
treatments affect     data; pesticide                                                                                           BLM and other
water quality         leaching data                                                                                             agencies

Where are the         Western state       Partially                                                                             EPA and state
surface water         water quality                                                                                             water quality
bodies designated     regulatory                                                                                                agencies
as impaired or at     agency list or
risk for              maps of
impairment.           impaired or at
                      risk water bodies


                                                                          F-6
      1                   2              3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis            Needed        Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)     Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                     Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                      Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                      Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                            Standard?

What evidence do     Water quality                                                                                         BLM, EPA, and
we have that         data                                                                                                  Native
vegetation                                                                                                                 American
treatment and        Pesticide                                                                                             groups
habitat treatments   leaching data
are or will be
currently
contributing to
existing state or
tribal listings of
surface water
bodies that are
identified on
Clean Water Act
303(d) lists?

What evidence do     Water quality   Yes                                                                                   Literature
we have that these   data
treatments (e.g.
herbicide            Pesticide
applications) are    leaching data
or will be
contributing to
contamination of
groundwater
through leaching?




                                                                     F-7
      1                    2              3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis             Needed        Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue              Data Set(s)     Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                      Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                       Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                       Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                             Standard?

What evidence do      Water quality                                                                                         Literature
we have that these    data
treatments will
produce positive      Pesticide
impacts on            leaching data
surface water
resources
(increasing net
runoff volumes,
extending the
seasonal timing of
streamflows,
reducing
suspended
sediment loads)?

Where are hazard      Hazard fuels    Yes                                                                                   BLM
fuels treatments in   treatments
proximity to the      database
wildland urban
interface?

Where are hazard      Hazard fuels    Yes                                                                                   BLM
fuels treatments      treatments
outside of the        database
wildland urban
interface?




                                                                      F-8
      1                  2                  3               4           5          6              7                8                9
   Analysis           Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.   *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue            Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?    Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                        Available?       Data or       $$      Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                         Yes/No/        Prepare                 Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                         Partially   Existing Data?                                           Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                               Standard?

What vegetation     Broad scale         Yes                                                                                   BLM
communities exist   vegetation types
in the project
area?

What are the        Identification of   Yes                                                                                   BLM, USFS,
impacts of these    these by region                                                                                           state agencies
treatments on
“other special”
forest products?

What are the        Previous studies    Yes                                                                                   BLM and state,
impacts of these    of impacts of                                                                                             local, and
treatments on       treatments on                                                                                             private timber
timber resources?   forest resources                                                                                          managers

What are the        Previous studies    Yes                                                                                   BLM and state,
impacts of these    of impacts of                                                                                             local, and
treatments on       treatments on                                                                                             private timber
special “forest”    forest resources                                                                                          managers
products?

Will these          Fire history        Yes                                                                                   BLM and
treatments          maps                                                                                                      state/local weed
increase invasive                                                                                                             control
species?                                                                                                                      agencies;
                                                                                                                              literature




                                                                        F-9
      1                  2                 3                4           5           6              7                8                9
   Analysis           Needed           Is Needed     Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue            Data Set(s)        Data Set     to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                       Available?        Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                        Yes/No/         Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                        Partially    Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                Standard?

What is the         Threatened and     Yes                                                                                     BLM
distribution of     endangered
threatened and      species
endangered          distribution
plants and
animals

What are the        forage for         Yes                                                                                     BLM and other
impacts of these    wildlife                                                                                                   studies;
treatments on                                                                                                                  literature
forage resources?   forage for wild
                    horse and burros

                    forage for
                    permitted
                    livestock

What will be the    Eco-regional
effects of these    maps, lists of
treatments on       regional endemic
regional            species
biodiversity and
integrity?

What are the        Species lists      Yes –                                                                                   BLM
short and long-                        Provided to
term effects on                        ENSR on
special status                         1/17/01
species?




                                                                        F-10
      1                   2                   3               4           5           6              7                8                9
   Analysis            Needed             Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)          Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                          Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                           Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                           Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                  Standard?

What are the         ID important         Yes                                                                                    BLM, USFS,
impacts of these     wide-ranging                                                                                                and USFWS;
treatments on        species by eco-                                                                                             literature
wide-ranging         region such as
special status       sage grouse,
species              sage brush
                     habitat maps,
                     lynx map
                     analysis units,
                     and desert
                     tortoise use areas

What will be the     Identification of    Yes                                                                                    BLM; literature
effects on special   these species by
status plants that   ecoregion
are poor
competitors under
disturbance?




                                                                          F-11
      1                   2                   3               4           5           6              7                8                9
   Analysis            Needed             Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)          Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                          Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                           Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                           Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                  Standard?

What are the         List of bio          Yes                                                                                    BLM; literature
impacts of these     control agents
treatments on        that are currently
native plants        released
closely related to
the pests that are   List of agents
the target of        being
biological control   considered for
agents?              release

                     List of closely
                     related native
                     plant species
                     (within the same
                     tribe or genus)
                     that have been
                     tested for any
                     bio control
                     agents



Where are critical   Distribution of                                                                                             BLM and
riparian areas in    303d riparian                                                                                               federal and state
the study area?      areas                                                                                                       agencies

Where are                                                                                                                        BLM
existing
rehabilitation and
restoration
projects located?


                                                                          F-12
      1                    2                   3                4           5           6              7                8                9
   Analysis             Needed             Is Needed     Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue              Data Set(s)          Data Set     to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                           Available?        Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                            Yes/No/         Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                            Partially    Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                    Standard?

How successful        Summary table                                                                                                BLM
have past             showing number
vegetation            of acres restored,
restoration efforts   type of
been on BLM           restoration, and
lands?                level of success

What are              Species and          Yes                                                                                     State fish
coldwater,            population                                                                                                   agencies
anadromous,           estimates for fish
warmwater, and        by state
game fish in study
area

Where are             Maps showing         Yes                                                                                     State fish
waterbodies used      waterbodies used                                                                                             agencies
by fish species of    by fish species
concern               of concern

What are the          Important            Yes - Most                                                                              Literature and
effects on            streams              states can                                                                              federal and state
anadromous fish?                           provide                                                                                 agency studies
                                           information

What will be the      Nesting habitat      Yes                                                                                     Literature
effects on            if declining
migratory birds?      species




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   Analysis           Needed            Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue            Data Set(s)         Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                        Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                         Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                         Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                Standard?

What will be the    Migration routes    Yes                                                                                    Literature
effects on
migratory           important
butterflies?        habitats

What will be the    Lists of species    Yes                                                                                    Literature
effects of these
treatments on
pollinators?

What are            Map showing         Yes                                                                                    BLM
important           high use areas by
horse/burro use     wild
area, and           horses/burros
livestock grazing   and livestock
areas

Will these          Population data     Yes                                                                                    Literature;
treatments have                                                                                                                federal and state
an effect on                                                                                                                   wildlife
declining mule                                                                                                                 agencies;
deer populations                                                                                                               timber
in the west?                                                                                                                   companies




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   Analysis            Needed             Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)          Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                          Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                           Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                           Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                  Standard?

What are the         List of bio          Yes                                                                                    Literature
impacts of these     control agents
treatments on        that are currently
insects closely      released
related to the
biological control   List of agents
agents?              being
                     considered for
                     release

                     List of closely
                     related native
                     insect species
                     that have been
                     tested for any
                     bio control
                     agents

What will be the     Identification of    Partially                                                                              Native
impacts to plant     these species by                                                                                            American
important to         regions; location                                                                                           groups;
Native American      of important root                                                                                           literature; and
people?              crop areas                                                                                                  BLM

What special         Special              Yes                                                                                    BLM
areas need to be     Designations
considered in the
analysis?            (Wilderness,WS
                     Rs, WSAs, LCS,
                     ACECs



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   Analysis             Needed             Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue              Data Set(s)          Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                           Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                            Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                            Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                   Standard?

What are visual       Visual Resource      Yes                                                                                    BLM
resource              Management
management            designations
specifications for
BLM lands within
treatment areas

What are special      Special use areas    Yes                                                                                    BLM
use designated        designations
areas where
certain
recreational uses
will be prohibited
within treatment
areas?

What changes in       Information of                                                                                              BLM
visitor use           changes in
patterns have         visitor use at use
occurred due to       areas in response
vegetation            to vegetation
management?           management

What is status of     Visitor use data     Yes                                                                                    BLM
visitor use by type
of use, state, and
historically, for
BLM use areas




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    Analysis            Needed           Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
     Issue             Data Set(s)        Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                         Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                          Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                          Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                 Standard?

What will be the      Fire condition                                                                                            BLM, USFS,
effects of these      class/risk maps                                                                                           and state
treatments on fire                                                                                                              resource
severity?                                                                                                                       management
                                                                                                                                agencies;
                                                                                                                                literature

Where are             Locations of                                                                                              BLM
communities at        communities at
risk located?         risk

What is income        Summary of         Yes                                                                                    BLM
generated by          income
BLM activities by     generated by
type of activity?     BLM activities
                      (e.g., leases,
                      timber sales,
                      etc.)

What are costs        Cost estimate of                                                                                          BLM, literature
associated with       economic losses
inadvertent           to weeds
spread of weeds?

What is the           Distribution of                                                                                           BLM and USFS
distribution of the   major fuel types
major fuel types?     on BLM lands




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      1                   2                 3               4           5           6              7                8                9
   Analysis            Needed           Is Needed    Work Needed       Est.    *Are FGDC         Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)        Data Set    to Obtain New    Cost?     Metadata     Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                        Available?       Data or       $$       Available?     Standard?       National or       Potential
                                         Yes/No/        Prepare                  Yes/No                         Regional        National or
                                         Partially   Existing Data?                                            Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                Standard?

Where are high       Map showing                                                                                               BLM
risk wildland        high risk areas
urban interface
areas?

What is the          Maps showing                                                                                              BLM
distribution of      past fire
wildfire polygons    activities
for last 10 years
(10 acres in
size)?

What are the         Developed          Yes                                                                                    BLM, earlier
impacts of these     during risk                                                                                               EISs, chemical
treatments on        assessment by                                                                                             companies, risk
human health and     ENSR                                                                                                      assessment, and
safety                                                                                                                         literature

What are             Data from state    Yes                                                                                    State and local
background           and local health                                                                                          health agencies
human health         agencies
risks in study
area?

What are             Exposure tables    Yes                                                                                    BLM
exposure             from 1991 EIS
scenarios for        updated for
workers and          current study
public on BLM
lands by land type



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   Analysis            Needed          Is Needed    Work Needed        Est.      *Are FGDC           Name/        Does Available      Name/
    Issue             Data Set(s)       Data Set    to Obtain New     Cost?       Metadata       Source of Data    Data Meet a       Source of
                                       Available?       Data or        $$         Available?       Standard?       National or       Potential
                                        Yes/No/        Prepare                     Yes/No                           Regional        National or
                                        Partially   Existing Data?                                                 Standard?       Regional Data
                                                                                                                                    Standard?

What are the         Risk Assessment   Risk                                                                                        ENSR
toxicological                          assessment
effects of current                     conducted
and new chemical                       by ENSR
formulations?

What are the risk    Risk Assessment   Risk                                                                                        ENSR
assessments for                        assessment
current and new                        conducted
formulations?                          by ENSR

What are the         Risk Assessment   Risk                                                                                        ENSR and
surfactants and                        assessment                                                                                  earlier EISs
adjuvants that                         conducted
will be available                      by ENSR
for treatments?

*Executive Order #12906 requires FGDC-compliant metadata for geospatial data used by Federal agencies.




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