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NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Lookout National Seashore Extends Comment Period for Draft ORV Plan

July 28, 2014 4:29 PM

NORTH CAROLINA - Cape Lookout National Seashore Extends Comment Period for Draft ORV Plan

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

On May 23, 2014, the National Park Service released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for its Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan at Cape Lookout National Seashore (CALO) for a 60-day public comment period. Following a recent request for an extension, the comment period will be extended 45 days, to September 4, 2014.

The purpose of this Plan/DEIS is to evaluate whether to allow ORV use at the Seashore. If ORV use is permitted, this Plan/EIS will address how to manage that use in compliance with the Seashore's enabling legislation, executive orders, NPS management policies, and other laws and regulations to ensure protection of the natural, cultural, and recreational values of the Seashore's dynamic coastal barrier island environment for present and future generations.

The Plan/DEIS analyzes 5 alternatives (the no action alternative, plus 4 action alternatives, one of which proposes prohibiting ORV use at the Seashore).

It is not necessary for individuals, organizations, and agencies that have already commented to do so again, unless they wish to submit a new comment. CDs of the DEIS are available and can be requested at 252-728-2250, ext. 3014. The DEIS is available online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CALO-ORV-DEIS.

Individuals and organizations can submit comments on the Plan/DEIS either online or by mail.

    Online at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/CALO-ORV-DEIS

    By mail, postmarked by September 4, 2014, to:
          Superintendent
          Cape Lookout National Seashore
          131 Charles Street
          Harkers Island, NC 28531

Visit the project planning webpage at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=15978 for more information, or contact Patrick M. Kenney, Superintendent, Cape Lookout National Seashore at (252) 728-2250, Extension 3020.

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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