Scotty's Castle Road Construction
Expect 30 minute delays Monday-Saturday on Scotty's Castle Road and Mesquite Springs Campground Road. Caution advised due to unpaved surfaces and sections of one-lane road.
Scotty's Castle Road Closure
The road from Scotty's Castle east to the park boundary will be closed to all traffic from February 10 to April 10, 2014. The Castle can be accessed from the south via CA-190 and Scotty's Castle Road; expect 30 minute delays.
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement Request for Comments
Public Comment Period for Environmental Assessment
Scotty's Castle Waterline Replacement Project
Death Valley National Park
The National Park Service (NPS) is currently accepting comments on an environmental assessment addressing a proposal to replace approximately one mile of waterline that services the Scotty's Castle Historic District in Death Valley National Park, California.
The existing waterline is original to Scotty's Castle, in poor condition and continuing to deteriorate.Several short sections of the waterline have been replaced over past years due to breakage.The NPS needs to continue providing potable water to Scotty's Castle for visitors and residents; therefore, it is proposed that the entire waterline be replaced to avoid a major break that may temporarily shut off water to the site.
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the NPS is conducting a public comment period for review of the completed Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. The EA is available to download from the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: http://parkplanning.nps.gov/deva. Electronic CD's or hard copies may be obtained by contacting the park at 760-786-3243. Note that the request for electronic or hard copy will not extend the comment period.
Comments are currently being accepted on this project.Comments must be received no later than June 30, 2011. Public comment may be submitted online at the NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment website: http:parkplanning.nps.gov/deva or by mail to:
Death Valley National Park
ATTN: Scotty's Waterline Comments
PO Box 579
Death Valley, CA 92328
Notice Regarding FOIA
It is the practice of the NPS to make all comments, including names and addresses of respondents who provide that information, available for public review following the conclusion of the environmental assessment process. Individuals may request that the NPS withhold their name and/or address from public disclosure. If you wish to do this, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Commentators using the website can make such a request by checking the box "keep my contact information private."NPS will honor such requests to the extent allowable by law, but you should be aware that NPS may still be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. We will make all submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public inspection in their entirety.
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