November 15, 2010 - The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area was released today by the National Park Service. The document follows the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) which was released earlier this year and received extensive public comment. There will not be a public comment period on the FEIS. However, there is a 30-day waiting period before a Record of Decision (ROD) can be issued. Sometime after release of the Record of Decision, Superintendent Mike Murray will publish a Proposed ORV Rule based upon the FEIS. This will then be followed by a 60-day public comment period.
The OBPA will send you an email with information on how to provide comments on the Proposed ORV Rule as information becomes available.