New Vision for a Great Urban National Park:
Gateway National Recreation Area is expecting to release the Final General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) in spring 2014. As part of finalizing the GMP, Gateway will be completing National Historic Preservation Act compliance in consultation with New York and New Jersey State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). The impact of the GMP/EIS on historic properties cannot be fully evaluated at this time and will require further evaluation and consultation. Implementation of the GMP may result in adverse effects to cultural resources. NPS developed a "process" Programmatic Agreement (PA) that will provide a framework for future consultations with the SHPOs related to GMP implementation.
NPS consulted with the New York and New Jersey SHPOs, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) as well as federally recognized tribes and invited them to participate in the development of this draft PA. The ACHP declined to participate. Nps will continue to consult with the SHPOs and federally recognized tribes to execute the PA and during implementation of the GMP.
We welcome your thoughts and comments on the draft Programmatic Agreement. Please click on the following link http://parkplanning.nps.gov/GATEdraftPA to download a copy of the draft Programmatic Agreement under the "Open for Comment
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