Sale of BLM Land in Lopez, NM
The BLM released its final environmental analysis of the Luis Lopez Cemetery Expansion Non-Competitive Direct Sale Resource Management Plan Amendment and subsequent Non-Competitive Direct Sale of a 2.72-acre parcel of public land. The parcel is located in the unincorporated town of Luis Lopez, 5 miles south of Socorro, NM. The San Jose Catholic Cemetery is surrounded on three sides by the parcel. Given the location, the ownership of the surrounding lands, and the public need to expand the existing cemetery, the BLM has determined the parcel will be offered to the Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe San Miguel Parish, at not less than the appraised market value. A 30-day protest period ends on May 25, 2020.
Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the Final EA/RMP amendment is at www.blm.gov/filing-a-planprotest and at 43 CFR 1610.5-2.
Protests will be accepted from any person who participated in the planning process and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected by the approval of the RMP Amendment. A protest may raise only those issues which were submitted for the record during the planning process.
The protest shall contain: (i) The name, mailing address, telephone number and interest of the person filing the protest; (ii) A statement of the issue or issues being protested; (iii) A statement of the part or parts of the plan or amendment being protested; (iv) A copy of all documents addressing the issue or issues that were submitted during the planning process by the protesting party or an indication of the date the issue or issues were discussed for the record; and (v) A concise statement explaining why the State Director's decision is believed to be wrong.
You may submit protests through the BLM ePlanning project website at https:// go.usa.gov/xdVGX.
Written protests can be sent regular mail to: Director (210), Attn: Protest Coordinator, P.O. Box 261117, Lakewood, CO 80226, or o vernight mail to: Director (210), Attn: Protest Coordinator, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215.
Be advised that your entire protest, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. You may request that the BLM withhold your personal identifying information from public review, but we cannot guarantee we will be able to do so.