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#11 Ronin

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 04:54 AM

The National Park Service is following the requirements of the National Environmental Protection Act known as NEPA. There are several steps in the process that individually must be put before the public for comment. This step is reviewing and commenting on the DRAFT Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. After reviewing all the comments from the public and government, the NPS will issue a final plan. You cannot challenge a final EIS if you have not commented on the draft EIS. This gives you what is legally known as "standing". It is not pointless to summit comments, it is a legal necessity if you want to remain in the process. Most of the time it is organizations - advocacy groups, etc., that play a role in the whole process, but, from my experience, the agencies really appreciate comments from individuals familiar with the issues and who are not just parroting form letter

No argument there. Submitting a form comment letter is pointless. 10,000 form letter type comments basically counts as one. Being a very active advocate for the PCTA for over 15 years I'm familiar with the process. 


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 05:12 AM

Thanks for your hard work and efforts Ronin. I suspect that many of us are asked to send in comments on issues. My post was meant only to give an overview of the process.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 01:24 PM

As someone who worked on public land management plans I would certainly agree that primary purpose of the National Environmental Policy Act's public involvement process is to gather information that may not already known by the agency. While it is true that the NEPA process is not about counting which "side" submits the most comments, it is also true that the extent of public interest in particular issues is sometimes gauged by the number of comments received. 


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:31 AM

I was present last night in Ridgecrest and I left far more optimistic than going in. It was nice to meet the park superintendent. He truly does care about DVNP and has been there for many years.

 

One comment that was made and acknowledged by the NPS panel was that the anglo involvement at the springs is going to be under scrutiny as a historic aspect and as such protected.

 

We will see. The park service does want comments though. I think they were very surprised that between 50-70 people turned out at the meeting in Saline.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:02 AM

There is a webinar tonight from 530pm-630pm DST Pacific.

05/31/2018 5:30 PM 6:30 PM Online

 

Here is a link for the webinar.

https://register.got...193893028230913


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Posted 01 June 2018 - 01:53 AM

A video of the public meeting held in Bishop, California -

 

 


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Posted 11 June 2018 - 01:24 AM

I have not read the document. What I want to know is if people will be prohibited from setting up generators, PA system and lights to have an EDM rave like I had the misfortune of experiencing there one time. I left. I have not been back. I don't make that kind of drive to have to deal with that kind of (fill in the blank) 


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