National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Notice of availability of a Chesapeake Bay Special Resource Study, Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Pursuant to section 102(2) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the National Park Service announces the availability of a Chesapeake Bay Special Resource Study/Final Environmental Impact Statement (SRS/FEIS).
The Fiscal Year 1999 appropriations bill for the Department of Interior and related agencies included direction to the National Park Service to conduct a Special Resource Study to: (a) Examine whether having additional Chesapeake Bay resources within the National Park System would make sense and would advance partnership efforts to conserve and celebrate the Chesapeake Bay; (b) define whether there are concepts or Start Printed Page 54311ways that areas of the Bay might fit appropriately within the diverse National Park System; and (c) make recommendations to Congress regarding these findings. This SRS/FEIS outlines alternatives and a preferred approach for how the Chesapeake Bay might be represented within/by the National Park System.
The National Park Service will execute a Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the notice of availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement.
Copies of the SRS/FEIS are available upon request by writing to NPS Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109, Annapolis MD 21403, by phone at 800 YOUR BAY (968-7229), or by e-mail to email@example.com. A downloadable on-line version of the document is available at: http://www.chesapeakestudy.org.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Director, NPS Chesapeake Bay Program Office, 410 Severn Avenue, Suite 109, Annapolis MD 21403, or 800 YOUR BAY (968-7229).Start Signature
Dated: June 23, 2004.
Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Park Service.
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