Kennecott Mines Support Facility Plan
The National Park Service has released for public review an Environmental Assessment on the Kennecott Mines Support Facility Plan for the national historic landmark and McCarthy area in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The Environmental Assessment (EA) was prepared according to requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act, applicable regulations, and agency procedures.
The public review period is August 10 through September 10, 2006.
The NPS preferred alternative would implement a plan for protecting park resources and enhancing the park visitor experience in the Kennecott-McCarthy area. Specific areas that planning would address are visitor amenities, NPS housing, construction materials storage, power generation, power distribution, sanitary sewer system, fire suppression, water storage, water treatment, water distribution, local transportation, and utilities.
The NPS will conduct a public meeting on the environmental assessment for the support facility plan on Thursday, August 31, 2006 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Recreation Hall in Kennecott, Alaska. Individuals interested in commenting on the EA and plan are welcome to attend this meeting.
If you would like to comment on the EA, the document may be obtained by contacting Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve at 907-822-5234, Post Office Box 439, Copper Center, Alaska 99573. Copies will also be available at the mail shack in McCarthy, Alaska. Comments on the EA may be sent by mail to the park at the above address during the public comment period.
Interested parties may also review and comment on the EA online. Go to the NPS website at http://parkplanning.nps.gov
to retrieve the EA and provide your comments online.
If you have any questions, contact Vicki Snitzler, Park Planner, at 907-822-7206.
08/10/2006 - 09/10/2006