Message #283: From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG To: "'Matthias Giessler'" Subject: BLM PA, NEPA, and the Olden Days Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997 07:42:11 -0700 From: Lynne Sebastian It is true that BLM has public comment requirements under NEPA and, for that matter, tribal comment requirements under ARPA, but the vast majority of BLM undertakings do not trigger either of these laws. And even for the undertakings that DO trigger NEPA, in most cases the EIS or EA has a general paragraph about cultural resources and says that specific issues about cultural resource protection will be handled under Section 106 of NHPA. Lynne Sebastian ------- RE: Message 281 Message 280 Message 277 Message 276 >From: Linda Scott Cummings >Cal recalls that NEPA requires that an agency provide the opportunity >for public comment and input. If BLM excludes public comment on their >106 process, it doesn't relieve them under NEPA. He'd like you to >refine these comments and make certain they are accurate and says >"that's the way it was done in the 'olden days'".