NEED FOR THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN
AMENDMENT (RMPA) AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The purpose of the RMPA is to amend the Mimbres RMP to designate
selected public land for disposal.
The need for action is in response to the State of New Mexico's request
to acquire selected parcels within
Doña Ana County, New Mexico that are not currently identified for
disposal in the Mimbres RMP. The
proposed RMPA would change the land tenure designation from retention to
disposal to accommodate
exchange of the selected public land to the State of New Mexico and/or
allow for future sale.
The proposed RMPA involves identifying for disposal 5,992 acres of
public land through exchange or
sale in Doña Ana County, New Mexico (see Map 1-1). The disposal areas
are located approximately 3
miles west of Las Cruces, south of Interstate 10, and approximately 30
miles south of Las Cruces, in the
vicinity of Santa Teresa, New Mexico. The public land is administered by
the Las Cruces District Office.
Disposal of the public land would include to the extent possible the
sale of land and the minerals
associated with that land or exchange of both surface and subsurface
estates. This EA analyzes potential
impacts resulting from amending the Mimbres RMP and designating selected
public land for disposal,
through exchange or sale..."
[the land has transferred now 6/09 from the BLM to the State of N.M. for
future sale to Union Pacific Railroad, whose development-plan for this
area just north of the FOXCONN site has been completed]
THIS LAND IS WITHIN A 15 MILE RANGE OF THE EL PASO ASARCO STACKS THAT
THE EPA SAID ILLEGALLY BURNED [unmanifested/secret] HAZ-WASTE FOR PROFIT
DURING THE 1990's...AND THIS TOXIC WASTE HAS *NEVER* BEEN DECLARED