Special Resource Study for Fort San Gerónimo site and related resources in San Juan, Puerto Rico
In 2009, Congress passed and the President signed into law Public Law 111-11, which directed the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a special resource study for Fort San Gerónimo and other related resources in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as part of San Juan National Historic Site. The purpose of this special resource study was to gather information about these resources through historical research and public input, and then to report these findings to Congress. The special resource study evaluated the potential for inclusion of Fort San Gerónimo and 14 resources that are remnants of the historic fortification system of San Juan, Puerto Rico based upon whether they met established new unit criteria. Applying these criteria consistently helps the National Park Service weigh the relative merits of potential park units and to ensure that only those most deserving of designation are included within the national park system.
In 2011, the NPS held public meetings in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to gauge public support and concerns for inclusion the fortifications within the national park system. National Environmental Policy Act compliance has been achieved through a categorical exclusion since the study has no measurable environmental impacts.
The completed study was transmitted to Congress on April 1, 2020 for their consideration.
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National Park Service
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