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So now 30 day protest period, then up to the Judge?

So another 2-3 months before really final?
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Alternative 8. I posted the map on the ASA Facebook page...

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I am assuming most of the discussion about the new RAMP will start taking place after the SSSS? Seems like the only discussion taking place right now is on Glamis Dunes. Really hoping the board will pick up over here on the topic. I must say, based on what I have read from the BLM on the new RAMP, ALT 8 is looking like it will make a lot of duners happy. Myself included.

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Rick Bowen wrote:So now 30 day protest period, then up to the Judge?

So another 2-3 months before really final?
The process can be found here on the BLM site: http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/ ... wchart.pdf

There is a 30-protest period. Only those that commented can file a protest. After the 30 days, BLM must address the protests. I suspect BLM will wait for the 60-day Governor review to conclude first.

Addressing protest can be anything from re-writing the RAMP to just further explaining why they did or didn't do XYZ.

The flow chart is missing a couple of things. Illston remanded some parts of the BO & RAMP and vacated others pending her final review. Therefore, the BLM still needs a BO for the PMV and a new ITS for the tortoise - both from FWS.

Then the whole package of documents has to go back to the 9th circuit. If it goes unopposed and it meets her standards, all injunctive relief ends and BLM can proceed with implementation. However, we all know that the anti-access groups are watching this as closely as we are.

Here are links to the pertinent court documents:
Court Order of 3-13-06 http://files.americansandassociation.or ... -13-06.pdf
Court Order of 9-26-06 http://files.americansandassociation.or ... 092606.pdf

So, to answer your question - this will take a lot more than 2-3 months.

Even if we had all these obstacles out of the way right now, BLM still must take down the existing closure markers and stake the new closures. A coordinated volunteer effort may help to expedite the re-staking process.
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