The National Park Service Environmental Impact Study (DEIS) for Beach Access in the Cape Hatteras National Seashore is now available to the public and open for comment. The document, according to the Park Service, “evaluates the impacts of several alternatives for regulations and procedures that would manage ORV [off-road vehicle] use and access in the national seashore.”
Public comment is essential to ensure free and open beach access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area. The public comment period ends May 11th. Make Your Comment Online Today!
In the DEIS, the Park Service examines in detail six different options for managing ORVs in the seashore. There are elements in the action alternatives that could greatly affect access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area for visitors and their pets. An electronic copy of the DEIS is available online for public review, click here to view the DEIS
If you are interested in maintaining open access to the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area, we encourage you to also make your views known by calling and/or writing the congressional delegates in your home state. Since the National Seashore Recreational Area is Federal Property, citizens of each state need to make their feelings known directly to their U.S. Representatives.
For a list of your state’s U.S. Representatives and their contact information, visit www.house.gov or www.senate.gov Please urge them to support House bill H.R. 6233 and Senate bill S.3113 to reinstate the Interim Management Strategy and keep beach access open.
Remember -the public comment period ends May 11th. Make Your Comment Online Today!
For more information about this issue and ways that you can help, visit http://www.surforsound.com/main/beachdrivinginfo or www.preservebeachaccess.orgNew Beach Access Opening Next Week Beach Access Legislation Passes in the House of Representatives Important Workshops on Beach Access Have Been Scheduled