Cape Hatteras National Seashore released today, for public review, an environmental assessment (EA) for the consideration of modification to the final rule for off-road vehicle management.
Seashore officials are planning five public meeting to consider the changes to the ORV special regulation.
The changes include:
This EA, prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, will be open for review and comment for 30 days from Feb. 17 – March 18, 2016.
This EA was prepared in response to the Defense Authorization Act of Fiscal Year 2015 pertaining to the Seashore’s Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Management Plan.
Seashore staff will conduct five public meetings to provide information on the EA and receive public comments. The public meetings are scheduled as follows:
The EA is available for review and comment at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/caha-orv-ea. Select the “Open for Comment” link to view and comment on the EA. Comments can also be mailed to: Superintendent, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, 1401 National Park Drive, Manteo, NC 27954. To ensure your comments are included in this process, they must be entered into the above referenced website or postmarked by March 18, 2016. Comments will not be accepted by fax, email, social media, or in any other manner than those specified above. Bulk comments in hard copy or electronic formats submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
For more information see the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/caha/parkmgmt/2015ndaact.htm.