ANCHORAGE – The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period for the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska Integrated Activity Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (NPR-A IAP Draft EIS). The new deadline is 10 p.m. (Alaska Standard Time) Feb. 5, extending the previous timeline from 45 days to 60.
The BLM extended the public comment period in response to an abundance of stakeholder requests. In that spirit, the public is encouraged to examine the Draft EIS, including sections pertaining to their interests and share their feedback. Public input could impact the alternative or combinations of alternatives the BLM selects in a Final EIS and the subsequent Record of Decision.
“Public comments are a critical part of our environmental review process,” said BLM State Director, Chad Padgett. “We want to make sure that everyone with an interest in Alaska’s public lands have an opportunity to review our work and share their feedback.”
NPR-A IAP Draft EIS Comments can be submitted in a variety of ways:
- Online: https://www.blm.gov/planning-and-nepa/plans-in-development/alaska/npr-a-iap-eis
- Via mail: Attention: NPR-A IAP/ EIS Bureau of Land Management, 222 West 7th Ave., Stop #13, Anchorage, AK 99513-7504 (must be post marked by Feb. 5)
- Drop off: BLM Public Room in Anchorage (222 West 7th Avenue, First Floor) or Fairbanks (222 University Avenue).
Your comments on our environmental reviews matter. To learn more about BLM Alaska planning efforts and how to make comments that make a difference, visit www.blm.gov/alaska/comment123.