On December 16, 2002, Public Law 107-341 directed the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the State of Texas, the city of Waco, and other appropriate organizations, to conduct a special resource study (SRS) to determine the national significance, suitability, and feasibility of designating the Waco Mammoth Site located in the city of Waco, Texas, as a unit of the National Park System. No later than 3 years after funds are first made available for this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate a report describing the results of the study. Funds were first made available to initiate the Special Resource Study in 2005.
The information about the entire process can be found in the Document List section for this project.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Start Project - Summer 2005
Step 2. Public and Agency Scoping - Fall 2005
Step 3. Scoping Summary Newsletter to Public - Winter 2005/2006
Step 4. Evaluation of Significance, Suitability, Feasibility - Winter 2006/2007
Step 5. Development of Management Options - Spring 2007
Step 6. Alternatives Newsletter to Public - Summer 2007
Step 7. Study Document on Public Review - Summer 2008 *
Step 8. Study Document and Recommendation to Congress - Fall 2008
A legislative package that includes the final study, recommendation, and summary of public comments will be assembled and transmitted to the Washington Office. The National Park Service (NPS) Director will use the study and the recommendation in formulating a NPS recommendation that will be transmitted to the Secretary of the Interior. The findings and recommendations of the study will be submitted to the Committee of Energy and Natural Resources of the United States Senate and the Committee on Natural Resources of the United States House of Representatives.