Abandoned Mine Lands Closure Environmental Assessment

Dear Friend,

The National Park Service (NPS) is preparing an environmental assessment to correct health and safety hazards at abandoned mine sites in Glacier National Park, Montana. This is an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA) project.

An environmental assessment (EA) will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision-making framework that 1)explores a reasonable range of alternatives, 2) evaluates potential issues and impacts to park resources and values and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts. Coronado National Memorial, Grand Canyon National Park, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Big Thicket and Saguaro National Park are also conducting scoping and preparing EA's on this issue.

I welcome and encourage public participation throughout the NEPA process during which you will have two opportunities to comment: once, now during this initial phase known as scoping period and again following the release of the EA. I encourage you to voice your ideas, comments or concerns about this effort. These comments will be considered during preparation of the EA. I look forward to hearing from you.

Chas Cartwright
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 14, 2009 - Sep 14, 2009
Document Content:
Scoping Brochure   (140.1 KB, PDF file)
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