Georgetown University Boathouse EA Public Scoping Report, March 2005
This scoping report summarizes the public scoping process for the Environmental
Assessment (EA) for the proposed construction of the Georgetown University boathouse.
It is a policy requirement of the National Park Service to engage in a public scoping
process as part of the preparation of an EA. The purpose of the scoping process is to
allow citizens and public agencies to identify issues that should be addressed in the EA,
including but not limited to, alternatives, potential impacts, and recommended mitigation measures. It provides the public an opportunity to communicate issues and
concerns to help develop alternatives before considerable resources have been
A letter was sent in December 2004 to government and local non-governmental
organizations, as well as individual residents, to notify them about the preparation of an
EA for the Georgetown Boathouse project, and seek comments regarding any
environmental issues that should be addressed in the EA. In addition, a scoping
meeting was held on January 11, 2005 at the Latham Hotel in Georgetown.
Approximately 130 persons attended this meeting and provided feedback in a facilitated
workshop format. Also, 153 comment letters/emails were received during the comment
This scoping report includes both written summaries of the tables set up for receiving
comments at the January 11th, 2005 scoping meeting and comments separately submitted
in writing to NPS.