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TEXAS - Lake Meredith NRA Seeks Comments on ORV Management Plan DEIS

January 28, 2013 6:27 PM

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (Plan), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR), Texas. The Plan/DEIS evaluates the impacts of four alternatives that address off-road vehicle (ORV) management in the national recreation area. It also assesses the impacts that could result from continuing the current management framework in the "no action alternative. The selected alternative will guide ORV management at LAMR for the next 15 years.

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TEXAS -  Lake Meredith NRA Seeks Comments on ORV Management Plan DEIS

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The National Park Service (NPS) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Off-Road Vehicle Management Plan (Plan), Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (LAMR), Texas. The Plan/DEIS evaluates the impacts of four alternatives that address off-road vehicle (ORV) management in the national recreation area. It also assesses the impacts that could result from continuing the current management framework in the "no action" alternative. The selected alternative will guide ORV management at LAMR for the next 15 years.

The NPS will accept comments on the DEIS during a 60-days public comment period, which began with publication of the Notice of the Availability of the DEIS on January 25, 2013, and ends March 26, 2013. The NPS will schedule public meetings during the comment period. Dates, time, and locations of these meetings will be announced in press releases, a newsletter, and on the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) Web site for the project at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LAMR.

Information will be available for public review and comment online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LAMR. Copies of the Plan/DEIS will be available in the office of the Superintendent, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas 79036-1460, or by phone at (806) 857-3151.

If you wish to comment, you may submit your comments by any one of several methods. You may mail comments to Office of the Superintendent, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas 79036-1460.

You may also submit your comments online on the PEPC website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/LAMR.
Finally, or you may hand-deliver comments to Lake Meredith National Recreation Area and Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, 419 E. Broadway, Fritch, Texas 79036. Oral statements and written comments will also be accepted during the public meetings.

Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, or in any other way than those specified above. Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) that do not include a signature and are submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.

For further information, contact Cindy Ott-Jones, Superintendent, Lake Meredith National Recreation Area, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument, P.O. Box 1460, Fritch, Texas 79036-1460, or by phone at (806) 857-3151, or by email at Cindy_Ott-Jones@nps.gov.

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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