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The Tribe and GRSM have initiated consultation for plant gathering and formed a Plant Gathering Rule Implementation Group to facilitate development of an agreement that meets requirements in the Plant Gathering Rule. Prior to entering the plant gathering agreement with EBCI, GRSM is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) to meet requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The planning process includes the steps listed below.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping
Step 3. Refine alternatives
Step 4. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 5. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 6. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Analysis of public comment
Step 8. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 9. Release final plan/decision document to the public *