* indicates the current step in the planning process
Step 1. Preliminary assessment (soil sampling) - Done in 2014
Step 2. Site inspection (soil sampling) - Done in 2016
Step 3. Community Involvement Plan *
Step 4. Alternatives developement
Step 5. Public Comment period - Enivironmental engineering / cost analysis (EE/CA)
Step 6. Decision document signed by NPS regional director.
The process of developing alternatives, considering impacts, and gathering public feedback under CERCLA law is very similar to the process of preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NPS will prepare a EE/CA document that analyzes alternatives and a final decision document. NPS will not prepare an EA.