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Complete Implementation of Life Safety Upgrades at the Statue of Liberty National Monument Environmental Assessment/Assessment of Effect

The National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of the Environmental Assessment and Assessment of Effect (EA/AoE) for public review and comment for the implementation of life safety upgrades at the Statue of Liberty National Monument. Improvements are currently proposed because certain sections of the monument are not compliant with life safety and accessibility codes. Upgrades to infrastructure, circulation, and emergency egress within the monument would allow compliance with applicable codes to the maximum extent possible without compromising the historic fabric of the monument.

This EA/AoE evaluates two alternatives, the action (preferred) alternative and the no action alternative, and also describes alternatives that have been considered but dismissed. The preferred action involve both the renovation of existing elements and the construction of new features to improve fire safety, accessibility, and circulation within the structure. It would include the removal of and replacement of existing stairs and elevators as well as upgrades to the fire safety, ventilation, and lighting systems.

The preferred action would be undertaken in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and would limit impacts to historic structures. A draft Programmatic Agreement has been prepared and is included in the Appendix of the document, that once signed, would enhance consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office and Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and better outline the process and schedule for the project's consultation and any required mitigation.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this process.

Sincerely,

David Luchsinger
Superintendent
Comment Period: 08/13/2010 - 09/13/2010
Topic Questions Instructions:
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Topic Questions:
1. This EA/AoE evaluates two alternatives, the action (preferred) alternative and the no action alternative, and also describes alternatives that have been considered but dismissed. The preferred action involve both the renovation of existing elements and the construction of new features to improve fire safety, accessibility, and circulation within the structure. It would include the removal of and replacement of existing stairs and elevators as well as upgrades to the fire safety, ventilation, and lighting systems.
Document Content:
STLI, EA Assessment of Effect, Aug 2010STLI, EA Assessment of Effect, Aug 2010   (883.1 KB, PDF file)
STLI, Appendix ASTLI, Appendix A   (4.5 MB, PDF file)
STLI, Appendixes B through ESTLI, Appendixes B through E   (848.3 KB, PDF file)
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