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* Mail Address: BLM Hollister Field Office, 20 Hamilton Court, Hollister, California 95023.
* Fax: (831) 630-5055.
The planning area covers approximately 75,000 surface acres and approximately 3,500 acres of subsurface mineral estate in San Benito and Fresno counties, California. The CCMA RMP, when completed, will provide management guidance for use and protection of the resources managed by the Hollister Field Office. The CCMA Draft RMP/EIS has been developed through a collaborative planning process among local, State, and Federal agencies and considers seven alternatives. The primary issues addressed include public health and safety, recreation, protection of sensitive natural and cultural resources, livestock grazing, guidance for energy and mineral development, land tenure adjustments, and other planning issues raised during the scoping process.
The Draft RMP/EIS also designates an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The preferred alternative would carry forward the designation of the existing 30,200-acre Clear Creek Serpentine ACEC to protect public health and safety and other resource values identified in the Draft RMP/EIS. Restrictions on the use of public lands within the Serpentine ACEC to minimize human health risks from exposure to asbestos and reduce airborne emissions of asbestos from BLM management activities vary among the range of alternatives, but are likely to include limitations on motorized vehicle use and many other surface disturbing activities.
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