The National Park Service is soliciting comment on its Self Evaluation and Transition Plan for Lava Beds National Monument and the Tule Lake Unit, WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument. This Self Evaluation and Transition Plan (SETP) intends to improve accessibility monument-wide for the two national monuments, and resulted from the work of a National Park Service (NPS) interdisciplinary design team, including planning, design, and construction professionals; and interpretive, resource, visitor safety, maintenance, and accessibility specialists. Site plans, photographs, and specific actions for accomplishing work in priority park areas were developed, and associated time frames and implementation strategies were established to assist NPS staff in scheduling and performing required actions and to document work as it is completed. Park policies, practices, communication, and training needs were also addressed. The goal of a SETP is to design an effective plan to improve the park's accessibility by upgrading services, activities, and programs at park areas and to instill a culture around universal access by employing means to convey information to the widest population possible and by prioritizing ongoing staff training. This plan includes major findings from the self-evaluation process, as well as a plan for improving accessibility monument-wide.

* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Conduct external scoping *
Step 2. Analysis of public comment
Step 3. Prepare final plan/decision document
Step 4. Release final plan/decision document to the public