This general management plan and environmental assessment has been distributed to other agencies and interested organizations and individuals for their review and comment. The public comment period for this document will last for approximately 90 days. Comments can be submitted at one of the public meetings, online, or via mail or e-mail. Please submit comments by February 10, 2017.
This document is available online by clicking "Document List" on the left hand side of this page. An online public comment form is also available by clicking "Open for Comment". Printed copies of the complete document are available upon request.
* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Public scoping
Step 2. Analysis of public comment
Step 3. Develop alternatives based on NPS, stakeholder, and public comments
Step 4. Prepare general management plan and environmental assessment
Step 5. Release general management plan and EA to the public
Step 6. Analysis of public comment *
Step 7. Prepare a Finding of No Significant Impact
Step 8. Issue the Finding of No Significant Impact
Step 9. Implement the plan as funding allows
After the public comment period closes, the NPS will analyze all public comments received. An errata will document changes to the GMP/EA and include responses to substantive comments. The planning process will conclude when all compliance and consultation requirements have been met, and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) is signed by the regional director. The FONSI documents the NPS decision on the proposal, at which time the NPS will proceed with implementation of the general management plan.