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

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>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'".