March 5, 2010
Coalition for Beach Access
Announcement: ORV Access Environmental Impact Position Statement Released
The Coalition for Beach Access is a group of organizations committed to the preservation of pedestrian and ORV access to the beaches within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. These organizations participated in the NPS Negotiated Rule Making Process which was unable to arrive at a consensus recommendation from all parties.
The Coalition has continued to advocate its positions over the intervening months as the NPS has prepared the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Draft ORV Plan for the Recreational Area.
The Coalition has developed the attached “ORV Access Environmental Impact Position Statement” to summarize its positions on many of the issues that are important to its goal of open access to the Recreational Area.
The Coalition believes the positions stated within this document and its attachments represent a common sense, reasonable approach to ORV Management that will protect public access and natural resources without impairment to either.
All who are interested in the preservation of pedestrian and ORV access to the beaches within the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area are urged to compare and contrast this document with the NPS DEIS and ORV Plans to assist them in the preparation of comments during the official comment periods.
Electronic Copy of Statement can be downloaded at www.obpa-nc.org/position/statement.pdf
Electronic Copy of NPS DEIS can be downloaded at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=358&projectId=10641&documentID=32596
American Sportfishing Association
Avon Property Owners Association
Cape Hatteras Anglers Club
Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association
United Mobile Sportsfishermen
Watersports Industry Association, Inc