• Spring-time view of the seashore, with shorebirds returning to the surf.

    Cape Hatteras

    National Seashore North Carolina

NPS ORV Negotiated Rulemaking Assessment Survey Available to the Public

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Date: September 3, 2008
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-473-2111

Superintendent Mike Murray announced today that the Assessment Survey of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore Off-Road Vehicle Negotiated Rulemaking Committee report has been released and is available to the public.

In 2007, the National Park Service (NPS) convened the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (often referred to as "Reg Neg" Committee) to assist in the formulation of a regulation that would govern off-road vehicle use at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. The report provides a summary of responses from the committee members, and although it was clear from the survey that committee members are discouraged by the lack of progress, committee members prefer to continue working toward the end result; which is to serve in an advisory capacity for NPS management.

The report can be found on the PEPC website at: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/document.cfm?parkID=358&projectId=10641&documentID=24574

For further information, call 252-473-2111 ext. 148.

Did You Know?

Seasparkle, a tiny dinoflagellate that can be seen glowing in the surfline at night.

The beaches along Cape Hatteras National Seashore sparkle at night. When you kick the sand, you disturb tiny dinoflagellates like seasparkle, magnified in the picture to the left. A chemical reaction causes them to glow with a blue-green light.