9B Non-Federal Oil and Gas Regulation Revision Record of Decision
The Department of the Interior, National Park Service (NPS) has prepared this Record of Decision (ROD) on the final Revision of 9B Regulations Governing Non-Federal Oil and Gas Activities / Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for all units of the national park system with non-federal oil and gas production occurring, or likely to occur in the foreseeable future, within their legislative boundaries. This ROD has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508), the Department of the Interior NEPA regulations (43 CFR 46), and NPS Director's Order 12, Conservation Planning, Environmental Impact Analysis and Decision-Making and accompanying handbook. This ROD includes a summary of the purpose and need for action, synopses of alternatives considered and analyzed in detail, a description of the selected alternative, including measures that are included in the rule to minimize environmental harm, the basis for the decision, a description of the environmentally preferable alternative, and findings on impairment of park resources. This ROD is not the final agency action for those elements of the EIS that require promulgation of regulations to be effective. Promulgation of such regulations will constitute the final agency action for such elements.
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