NORTH CAROLINA - NPS Opens Public Comment on Additional Beach Access EA

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July 15, 2013 9:18 PM

NORTH CAROLINA - NPS Opens Public Comment on Additional Beach Access EA

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The National Parks Service (NPS) has announced that the public comment period for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore proposal to facilitate additional public beach access environment assessment will open July 1, 2013, and run through August 2, 2013. The Proposal to Facilitate Additional Public Beach Access project presents evaluation of two (2) alternatives for various improvements at the Seashore.

Following the comment period, a decision on the action to be implemented will be determined. The final environmental assessment will guide park planning and prioritization of beach access infrastructure improvements in the years ahead.

The Proposal to Facilitate Additional Public Beach Access Environmental Assessment is available for public comment on-line at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/beach_access

Public read-only copies of this document will be available at the NPS Visitor Centers at the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Bodie Island Lighthouse, Ocracoke, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, and Wright Brothers National Memorial; the Dare County Libraries in Hatteras Village, Manteo, and Kill Devil Hills; and the Ocracoke Library.

Copies of this document will be available at the scheduled public meetings (see schedule below) while supplies last. The National Parks Service will conduct two public meetings to provide the basic information and to hear questions and comments regarding the proposal to provide new access points to facilitate public access in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

Public meetings are scheduled as follows:

    Tuesday, July 16 on Hatteras Island at the Avon Fire Hall from 3:00 - 6:00 pm
    Wednesday, July 17 on Ocracoke Island at the Ocracoke School from 3:00 - 6:00 pm

This open house format meeting will provide an opportunity to view maps and information and interact with park staff who will answer questions. The general public is invited to attend.

Written comments may be mailed to: Proposal to Facilitate Additional Public Beach Access, c/o Superintendent, Outer Banks Group, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC27954.

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 2, 2013.

For further information, please contact the Public Affairs Office in Manteo, NC at 252-475-9034 or 252-473-2111.

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107

 


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