Public scoping will be begin April 5th and be open for 30 days. The NPS will use comments to guide the completion of the EA. The EA will also be released for a 30 day comment period.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping *
Step 3. Refine alternatives
Step 4. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 5. Prepare draft plan/environmental document
Step 6. Public review of draft plan/environmental document
Step 7. Analysis of public comment
Step 8. Release final plan/decision document to the public
At the end of the EA comment period, if no significant issues have been identified, the NPS plans to develop a FONSI and begin the project.