Comment Period Extended On NPR-A Plan

The comment period on a draft plan for the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has been extended.

The Bureau of Land Management says the agency will take comments on the plan and an accompanying environmental impact statement until June 15. The previous deadline was Friday.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that under consideration are four alternatives for management of all lands within NPR-A, which covers most of the western half of Alaska’s North Slope.

One additional public meeting will be held in Point Lay on June 5. The spring whale hunt prevented people from attending the previously scheduled meeting.