National Park Service (NPS), the District Department of Transportation (DDOT), and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are hosting an informational public meeting on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. The purpose of the meeting is to present the alternatives under consideration for inclusion in the EA and allow the public an opportunity to provide comments.
(Washington, DC) The National Park Service, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and the District Department of Transportation, proposes to rehabilitate a 3.7 mile section of Rock Creek Trail from Broad Branch Road, NW to M Street, including a 3,000 foot segment of the Rose Park Trail, and a spur along Piney Branch Parkway from Beach Drive to Arkansas Avenue.
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and other laws, regulations, and policies, an Environmental Assessment and Assessment of Effects will be prepared to analyze the potential impacts of a range of alternatives on the natural, cultural, and human environment.
A 30-day public scoping period will be opened from January 28, 2011 to February 28, 2011. During this time, the public is invited to comment on the proposed action, and identify potential issues or concerns for consideration in the EA.
Only written comments can be accepted. You may submit comments electronically at the National Park Service’s Planning, Environment and Public Comment website (http://parkplanning.nps.gov) or mailed to District Department of Transportation, Planning, Policy and Sustainability Administration, 2000 14th Street, NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20009. Comments must be received by February 28, 2011 to receive consideration.
Furthermore, NPS, DDOT and FHWA invite you to attend an informational public meeting. The purpose of the meeting is to present the alternatives under consideration for inclusion in the EA and allow the public an opportunity to provide comments.
Rock Creek Park Multi-Use Trail Environmental Assessment
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Open House: 6 pm to 7 pm
Open Microphone Session: 7 pm to 8 pm
National Zoological Park Visitor Center Auditorium
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Registrations to provide comments at the microphone will be accepted on a first come, first served basis starting at 6 pm. Comments are limited to two (2) minutes.
If you need special accommodations or language assistance services (Translation or interpretation) please contact Amy Vance at (202) 671-2384 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least four days in advance of the meeting. These services will be provided free of charge.