Environmental compliance process.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Define purpose and need/develop preliminary alternatives
Step 2. Conduct external scoping
Step 3. Define criteria for alternative development
Step 4. Refine alternatives
Step 5. Identify environmental impacts and select preferred alternative
Step 6. Prepare draft environmental impact statement (EIS)
Step 7. Public review of draft EIS
Step 8. Analysis of public comment
Step 9. Prepare final EIS
Step 10. Draft proposed regulation for dog walking in GGNRA released for public comment
Step 11. Release final EIS to the public *
Step 12. Final GGNRA-specific special regulation for dog walking published in the Federal Register